The 2003 silver proof 9 pattern euro set was created by the International Numismatic Society as a demonstration of how a Swedish Euro could have looked, prior to the nation's referendum in the same year. The fantastic collection is a cellebration of the Euro and the unification of nations, with Sweden leaving behind the historic Krone and Ore, perhaps the closest to a Swedish Euro we will see.
The 5,2 and 1 pattern euro coins wonderfully illustrate the icconic Swedish ship, Vasa. Symbolising peace, justice and commerce the vessel was designed by Donald R. Golder.
The reverse of the 5 Euro pattern coin shows a female figure, representing Sweden, with the nation's ship Vasa in the background.
September 2003 saw Sweden hold a national referendum to decide if the Euro would be adopted. Each of the designs in the set were submitted to Riksbank. After the national vote was cast the Swedish parliment, Riksdag, chose their Euro design.
On a number of previous occasions, especially before major coinage changes, pattern coins have been produced as a design exercise or to test public opinion. Many of these have been privately produced. A privately produced pattern set of British euro coins has already been produced, and met with intense demand, despite almost negligible marketing. Original priced at around €40, these have changed hands for over €250 on e-bay.
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