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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2011, 09:54:02 AM »
25 HALERU 1953 (KM # 39)


Al, 24 mm, KM – 1,46 g (1,43 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Edge: Milled
Information KM – Leningrad Mint – 145 notches in milled edge; Kremnica Mint – 134 notches in milled edge.
Information the Czech catalogue – Leningrad Mint – 145 notches in milled edge; Kremnica Mint – from 133 to 134 (1957) notches in milled edge.
Author: The author unknown (USSR)
Mintage – 215 002 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1953-1954.
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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2011, 09:55:34 AM »
1 KORUNA 1957 (KM # 46)


CuAlMn (91+8+1.), 23 mm, KM – 4 g (1,43 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Women kneeling planting linden tree, denomination at left
Edge: Milled
Author: Marie Uchytilova (Czech – Marie Uchytilová-Kučová)
Mintage – 137 000 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1957-1960.
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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2011, 06:06:08 PM »
Thanks again, bigr, for the recap of Czech coinage.

A quick question, just to be sure. Does "Period of Circulation" mean these coins were actually in use only during these years?

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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2011, 05:13:22 AM »
Does "Period of Circulation" mean these coins were actually in use only during these years?

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Thanks that have paid attention to an error in the information. These are years of stamping. I will make necessary changes.

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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2011, 06:03:42 AM »
5 HALERU 1967 (KM # 53)


Al, 20 mm, 0,8 g – The Czech catalogue (In KM the weight is absent)
Obverse: Czech lion with socialist shield within shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Edge: Plain
Author: The author unknown (USSR)
Mintage – 20 770 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1962-1976.

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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2011, 04:56:42 PM »
I appreciate the clarification, bigr. Thanks!

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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2011, 07:06:01 AM »
10 HALERU 1968 (KM # 49.1)

Obverse: Star above Czech lion with socialist shield within shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Mintage – 37 275 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1961-1971.
Other data correspond 10 HALERU 1953-1958

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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2012, 07:44:20 AM »
Cool specimens 'bigr'. Czechoslovakia had some beautiful coins, especially from the early years. Here are a couple from my own collection. One is a Dukat from 1926. I love the stylized arms on the obverse, and the rendering of Duke/Prince: Wenceslas I on the reverse. The second is 10 Koruna from 1993 during the short-lived Federative Republic following the collapse of the communist government. The obverse depicts the arms of the federation, and on the reverse, a portrayal of M.R. (Milan Rastislav) Stefanik, who was the '1st Minister of War' during the old republic from 1918-1919. It's a rather curious piece, since the country already ceased to exist when Czechoslovakia officially split on January 1, 1993.



CZECHOSLOVAKIA (REPUBLIC)~1 Dukat 1926



CZECHOSLOVAKIA (FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC)~10 Koruna 1993

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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2012, 10:57:20 AM »
Bigr hasn't been seen here since october. I hope he'll be back.

Another angle to your dukat is that it is a denomination that was long minted in the country for market share in the gold market. Such coins were used in long distance trade, because they were of a known weight and fineness. Unsurprisingly, they were found in India. I suspect that your superbly preserved piece was rather meant as an inflation hedge, after the experience of the first world war. Ironically, it saw a period of great deflation in the years of the great depression.

Peter
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Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2012, 02:52:24 PM »
Bigr hasn't been seen here since october. I hope he'll be back.

Another angle to your dukat is that it is a denomination that was long minted in the country for market share in the gold market. Such coins were used in long distance trade, because they were of a known weight and fineness. Unsurprisingly, they were found in India. I suspect that your superbly preserved piece was rather meant as an inflation hedge, after the experience of the first world war. Ironically, it saw a period of great deflation in the years of the great depression.

Peter

Thanks Pete. Interesting info. I hope he comes back too. He has cool specimens, and I look forward to seeing more of them if possible. It wouldn't surprise me the value would have deflated during the depression era. I love the pattern of the Dukat with it's elaborate design and luster. I picked this up for a pretty good price about 3 years ago. Never could resist a great deal.  ;D