Author Topic: Slovakia's first post-communist coin series  (Read 736 times)

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Re: Slovakia's first post-communist coin series
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 02:15:03 PM »
The 10 and 20 halierov coins were taken out of circulation on 31 December 2003. Slovakia adopted the euro currency on 1 January 2009, as the 16th member of the Euro zone.

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Re: Slovakia's first post-communist coin series
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 02:15:17 PM »








It's interesting to compare the two 50 halierov coins. The aluminium version was 22 mm in diameter, compared to 18.75 for the later copper-plated steel coin. The design of the later version seems considerably more detailed.

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Re: Slovakia's first post-communist coin series
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2019, 02:15:35 PM »
The designer of this series was Drahomír Zobek, and his initial, a small "Z", appears at the bottom of each obverse and reverse. The mint mark of the Kremnica Mint also appears in the exergue on the common obverse.

This was a very attractive and distinctive design series.