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Modern European coins except the euro => Central and Eastern Europe => Central Europe => Topic started by: Prosit on June 24, 2010, 03:05:00 AM

Title: Cechy a Morava
Post by: Prosit on June 24, 2010, 03:05:00 AM
I thought this was a Czechoslovakia 20-Haleru coin but it says Cechy a Morava on it and the inscription is off and in 1941 there were no Czech 20-haleru as far as I know.  I am not familiar with this item.  Minted for a government in exile?

So where do I find this thing in the Krause?

Dale
Title: Re: Cechy a Morava
Post by: Ukrainii Pyat on June 24, 2010, 04:06:16 AM
Bohemia and Moravia, a German protectorate during WWII.  While the Sudetenland was absorbed into Germany, Bohemia was made a protectorate as was Slovakia.  Their coin and banknote issues run from 1939 on up to 1945.
Title: Re: Cechy a Morava
Post by: Prosit on June 24, 2010, 04:19:45 AM
Thanks!

So let me get this straight...the name on the coin is "Cechy a Morava" so I look it up under Bohemia...  ;D

(slaps head) Doh!     ;)

Dale

 
Title: Re: Cechy a Morava
Post by: chrisild on June 24, 2010, 11:04:02 AM
Well, the German term "B√∂hmen" would have been the clue. ;D  The Czech word "Čechy" refers to what in English is called Bohemia; and the Czech term "Morava" is Moravia in English. By the way, while B&M was actually a protectorate, Slovakia was (formally) an independent country ...

Christian
Title: Re: Cechy a Morava
Post by: Ukrainii Pyat on June 24, 2010, 01:35:19 PM
BTW if you are interested in banknotes, Bohemia and Moravia issued very lovely banknotes:

http://www.scottishmoney.net/banknotes/bohemia/bohemia.html (http://www.scottishmoney.net/banknotes/bohemia/bohemia.html)