The obverse of the coin shows a portrait of King Carl XVI Gustaf in profile and the text “CARL XVI GUSTAF •SVERIGES KONUNG” (Carl XVI Gustaf King of Sweden). Under the portrait is the year the coin was struck.
The reverse of the coin has a special strike consisting of a symbolic depiction of the sea as a link connecting Sweden and Finland. The upper edge contains the quotation “DEN UNDERBARA SAGAN OM ETT LAND PÅ ANDRA SIDAN HAFVET” (the wonderful tale of a land beyond the sea), taken from Anton Rosell´s book “Studentbesöket i Finland”. The lower edge carries the text "SVERIGE 1809 2009 FINLAND", the initials of the Riksbank Governor ("SI"), the first letter of the region where the coin is issued and the initials of the designer ("AWJ"). The denomination "1 KR" is at middle of the lower edge.
The edge of the coin is milled. The coin is silver-colored. The coin is designed by artist Ernst Nordin (obverse) and Annie Winblad Jakubowski (reverse).
Metal content: Alloy of 75 % copper and 25 % nickel
Weight: 7.00 grammas
Diameter: 25.00 millimeters
Border thickness: 1.88 millimeters
Source: Sweden National Bank