200 kronor – Carl von Linné 300 years
Series: Sweden – Silver coins
The price of the coin is set at SEK 300. The coin has been designed by Annie Winblad Jakubowski, a renowned artist in the field of coin and medal design. The manufacturer is AB Myntverket in Eskilstuna. On the obverse (front) of the coin is a full-length portrait of Linné based on a picture by J. E. Rehn from 1774. Linné is surrounded by the modest but vigorous plant “linnaea borealis” which is named after Linné. At the lower edge of the picture are the artist’s initials, “AWJ”. Around the picture is the text “CAROLUS LINNAEUS 1707-2007”. On the reverse (back) of the coin is a stylized picture of stamens and pistils, which is taken from Linné’s “Systema Naturae” from 1736, in a checked pattern that symbolises orderliness and systematics. Below the picture of stamens and pistils in a checked pattern is the word SVERIGE (Sweden). Around the upper edge is the name of the book “SYSTEMA NATURAE”. At the lower edge of the coin is the denomination, 200 KR (SEK 200). To the left of the edge is the letter “E”, which indicates the place the coin was minted and on the right are the letters “SI”, which are the initials of the Riksbank Governor. The coin has a smooth edge.