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War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:34:43 PM »
I can't remember where I found this image. It is a known unissued piece, but I can't find out the story of why it came to be produced. Does anybody know?
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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 06:36:08 PM »


Above you see the normal reverse designs of the war time issues.

Below you see the obverse designs.
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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 07:19:22 PM »
Here I found a catalog of all Slovakian patterns and trial strikes from the period.

http://www.mincecsr.szm.com/slovensko1939-1945/mince-sr-1939-1945-skusobne.htm

10 korun 1939 is a wonderfully designed one.

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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 11:27:01 PM »
That's an excellent find, Natko.  8)   I hadn't realised that so many trials and patterns existed for the war time Slovak state.

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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 12:21:50 PM »
Numismatic community in Czechoslovakia was very large and strong before WWII. Today we see numerous auction houses from these two countries selling beautiful rarities, especially from Austrian empire. If only couple of enthusiastic numismatists had any relation to the government in Slovakia at the end of thirties, no wonder they tried to produce as many patterns possible. I'm actually surprised not to see them in wider variety of metals.

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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 08:55:03 PM »
Pattern 10 korun of 1939, showing a portrait of Prince Pribina.

Image courtesy of J. Marcinko: Slovak Banknotes, Coins and Medals, Košice, 2006

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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 08:56:54 PM »
Pattern 1 koruna of 1940, showing a peasant sowing seed.

Image courtesy of J. Marcinko: Slovak Banknotes, Coins and Medals, Košice, 2006.

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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 09:00:23 PM »
Pattern 2 koruny of 1939, showing a peasant woman.

Image from a catalog of the Slovakian auction house Macho & Chlapovič.

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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 07:51:14 PM »
Great fun thread. Clear ties with later designs that were used on circulation coins.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 04:08:13 PM »
Pattern 1 koruna of 1940, showing a peasant sowing seed.

Guess that is a somewhat common theme, but I still find it very thoughtful of the Slovak government to not use that design. After all, a similar scene (more abstract though) is now used on the 5 cent coin from that other Slov- country. ;)



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Re: War time patterns of the First Slovak Republic
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2018, 04:50:29 PM »
The war-time Slovak state issued a set of stamps in 1944 that portrayed ancient princes and King Svatopluk. Prince Pribina is seen at bottom left. His portrait also appeared on one of the trial pieces up-thread.

KNIEZA - prince; KRAL - king.