2,000 kronor – 100th anniversary of the birth of Dag Hammarskjöld

Series: Sweden – Gold coins

The price of the coin is set at SEK 2,500. The artist is Ernst Nordin, who is a renowned artist in the fields of coins, medallions and sculpture. The coins are being minted by Nordic Coin AB Svenska myntverket in Eskilstuna. The obverse side of the coin carries a portrait of Dag Hammarskjöld in profile, with the legend "DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD" above and the dates "1905 - 2005" below. The reverse of the coin carries a design of stylised flames and the legend "VÅR VÄG ÄR GLÖD OCH ICKE ASKA" (roughly: our path is through burning embers and not ashes) which is a text from Dag Hammarskjöld’s interpretation of "Chronique" by the French author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Saint-John Perse. To the left of the stylised flames is the letter "E", which stands for Eskilstuna, the place where the coin was minted, and to the right the letter "H", which is the first letter of the Riksbank Governor’s surname. Beneath this is the legend "2,000 KRONOR" and "SVERIGE" (Sweden).