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10 Kronor 1990, Sweden

in Krause book Number: 52e
Years of issue: 1990
Edition: --
Signatures: Per Borg, Bengt Dennis
Serie: 1963 - 1976 Issue
Specimen of: 1963
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 120 х 68
Printer: Tumba Bruk (Crane and Co.), Tumba, Sweden

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10 Kronor 1990

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Johan August Strindberg (22 January 1849 - 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics. A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama, and history plays, to his anticipations of expressionist and surrealist dramatic techniques. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed innovative forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition. He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel.

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10 Kronor 1990

HM The King Gustaf VI Adolf (Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf, 11 November 1882 - 15 September 1973) was King of Sweden from 29 October 1950 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Gustaf V and his wife, Victoria of Baden, and had been Crown Prince of Sweden for the preceding 43 years in the reign of his father.

The King's reputation as a "professional amateur professor" was widely known; nationally and internationally, and among his relatives. Gustaf VI Adolf was a devoted archaeologist, and was admitted to the British Academy for his work in botany in 1958. Gustaf VI Adolf participated in archaeological expeditions in China, Greece, Korea and Italy, and founded the Swedish Institute at Rome.

Gustaf VI Adolf had an enormous private library consisting of 80 000 volumes and - nearly more impressively - he actually had read the main part of the books. He had an interest in specialist literature on Chinese art and East Asian history. Throughout his life, King Gustaf VI Adolf was particularly interested in the history of civilization, and he participated in several archaeological expeditions. His other great area of interest was botany, concentrating in flowers and gardening. He was considered an expert on the Rhododendron flower. At Sofiero (the king's summer residence) he created one of the very finest Rhododendron collections.

Swedish coat of arms.

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Lesser coat of arms is: azure shield with three gold opened crowns, two on one, topped by the Swedish royal crown. Three crowns on a blue field appeared in Sweden in the XIV century, under King Albrecht of Mecklenburg.

Ears of wheat, leaves.

Three denominations in numerals, one in words.

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10 Kronor 1990

Stylized drawing of Aurora with snowflakes.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and lower right corners.

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Designer: Eric Palmquist.

Engraver: Albert Jorpes.