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What is the Carl XVI Gustaf Sverige Coin?

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The Carl XVI Gustaf Sverige coin is the 1 krona coin minted in Sweden between 1976 and 1981. The coin features a portrait of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf on its obverse, or front side. The reverse side portrays the crowned coat of arms on a shield.

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The 1 krona coin is made up of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel and weighs 7 grams. It is 25 mm in diameter and 1.88 mm thick.

Other 1 krona coins minted after the King's coronation in 1973 feature different designs or text on the obverse and reverse sides. For example, the 1 krona coin minted from 2001 to the present features a different profile design of the King and the words "CARL XVI GUSTAF SVERIGES KONUNG" on the obverse. The reverse features the royal crown instead of the crowned coat of arms.

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