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NEW SLOVAK COINS

 

By November of 1993 Slovakia had seven new Slovak coins circulating in 10, 20 and 50 halierov and 1, 2, 5 and 10 Slovenskych korun denominations. The coins were minted at the National Mint in Kremnica, that seen its beginnings as old mining town.

In 1328 it became a city and the first coins were minted at the mint in 1329. From 1335 the mint was producing Gold coins called "florens" and known as "Kremnica's Ducats." Later on it was the only mint in the whole Hungarian Empire and the only Mint in Czecho-Slovakia the National Mint.

The National Bank of Slovakia commissioned the National Mint in Kremica to design and produce the new coins. The motifs of the coins are from the ancient Slovak history and cultural traditions from pre-medieval times, dating back to the Stone Age. The production started with the 10 Slovenskych korun denomination coin on January 23, 1993. This coin was put into circulation on February 8, 1993.

I have contacted the director of the National Bank of Slovakia, Ing. Jozef Kreutz in Banska Bystrica and promptly received information on the new coins and currency of the Slovak republic.

The new coins can be distinguished by several features. The principal difference was secured through the metals. Halier coins are cast of an alloy of aluminum and magnesium, whereas crown coins (except for 10 Sk) have metal-plated steel core. Diverse quantity of different kinds of metals determines the tone and the weight of separate coins that increases as the face value goes up. Important feature enabling distinction is also the increase in diameter as the face value goes up. Beside technical parameters, other important features are the relief of the face side of the coins, distinct color, and dissimilar edges. It is the different rims in combination with fair differences in technical parameters that make the coins of various face values easy to distinguish. The front side of new coins bears uniform pattern, with the Slovak state symbol portrayed in the upper half and a two-line "Slovenska Republika" subtitle. Beneath the name of the country is the year of striking, 1993, and below is MK, the mintmark of the State Mint in Kreninica. Small "Z" appears on the bottom margin of all coins. This is initial for the designer of all new Slovak coins, Drahomir Zobek. On reverse sides of the coins are following designs:

10 Slovenskych halierov
Eight comer wooden Church bell tower with shingle roof from the beginning of the 19th century from Zemplin region and now part of the collection of Eastern Slovak Museum in Kosice. 

20 Slovenskych halierov
The summit of mount Krivan in High Tatra mountains, is a symbol of sovereignty of the Slovak nation and its original territory. Elevation 2494 meters.

50 Slovenskych halierov
A renaissance polygonal tower, part of the Devin's castle ruins from great Moravian Empire, was erected on castle hill projection overlooking the confluence of the Morava and Danube rivers. Located close to Bratislava.

1 Slovenska koruna
Gothic wooden Sculpture of Madonna embracing a child standing on a half moon, was carved in the 15th century and comes from Kremnica.

2 Slovenske koruny
A clay sculpture of a seated Venus, known as Magna Mater. Sculpture was found among other archaeological findings at a Neolithic settlement in Nitnansky Hradok. From early Stone Age, dated back to first third of 4 millennium years BC

5 Slovenskych korun
Celts coin face with worrier on a galloping horse with name of Celts ruler "Biatec," from 60-40 BC, found as a part of treasure in Bratislava in 1923. The Celts tribe Boii arrived in the territory of today's Bratislava at the beginning of the first century BC. This presumes that the silver coins were minted in the seat of the ruler, Bratislava.

10 Slovenskych korun
Bronze reliquary cross with engraved figures of the three Marys, symbolizing the beginning of Christianity on the Slovak soil, dates back to the 10th century, found in Velka Maca, in Galanta district, Slovakia.

We have limited quantity of the first 1993 coinage of Slovakia proof like sets  for 
US $99.45
 each plus US$5.95 shipping and handling

We have limited quantity of the 1996 coinage of Slovakia proof like sets  for 
US $59.45
each plus US$5.95 shipping and handling

We have un-circulated first ever issue of Slovak coins issued in 1993: 10h, 20h, 50h, 1Sk, 2Sk, 5Sk, and 10sk for 
US $29.45
each plus US$5.95 shipping and handling


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