Astrid Lindgren, author of beloved children's classics like Pippi Longstocking (and the criminally underrated Karlsson-on-the-Roof) was chosen to appear on the 20-krona Swedish banknote. riksbank.se 20 kronor is equal to a little over $3 in the US. The bill, as well as five others featuring famous Swedes like Greta Garbo, was designed by Göran Österlund and selected in a 2012 competition. Lindgren's books have been translated into 90 languages and sold an estimated 150 million copies. Ceyla de Wilka / commons.wikimedia.org She passed away in 2002 at the age of 94, after making an enormous impact on the way books were written for children — she believed them to be strong, curious, and capable of understanding topics, like disease, that they'd often been sheltered from. Pippi, with her superhuman strength and endless cheer, is a testament to that. "If I have managed to brighten up even one gloomy childhood," Lindgren once said, "then I’m satisfied." en.wikipedia.org Pippi Longstocking / Beta Film The new banknote is expected to be introduced in October of 2015.