Slovak koruna facts for kids
|slovenská koruna (Slovak)|
|ISO 4217 Code||SKK|
|Inflation||3.5%, December 2008|
|Since||28 November 2005|
|Replaced by €, cash||1 January 2009 (cash payments possible until 16 January 2009)|
|€ =||30.1260 Sk1|
|Plural||The language(s) of this currency belong(s) to the Slavic languages. There is more than one way to construct plural forms. See article.|
|Coins||50 h, 1 Sk, 2 Sk, 5 Sk, 10 Sk|
|Banknotes||20 Sk, 50 Sk, 100 Sk, 200 Sk, 500 Sk, 1000 Sk, 5000 Sk|
|This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.|
|1 The rate has changed twice. See article for details.|
The Slovak Crown or Slovak Koruna (in Slovak, Slovenská koruna, "koruna" means crown) has been the currency used in Slovakia since February 8, 1993. It replaced the Czechoslovak Crown. Slovak koruna should not be mistaken with the Slovak koruna during the World War II (Slovak: Koruna slovenská, short Ks, notice word order)
Slovak koruna exists in these values: 50 h, 1 Sk, 2 Sk, 5 Sk, 10 Sk, 20 Sk, 50 Sk, 100 Sk, 200 Sk, 500 Sk, 1000 Sk and 5000 Sk. 10 h and 20 h are not used since 31 December 2003.
The central rate of Slovak koruna against Euro was 35.4424 SKK as of 19 March 2007. Slovakia will use Euro instead of koruna from 1 January 2009.
Slovakia is using Euro now, so the Slovak koruna is not the valid currency any more.
In 1993, the newly independent Slovakia introduced its own koruna, replacing the Czechoslovak koruna at par.
In 1993, coins were introduced in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 haliers, 1, 2, 5 and 10 korunas. The 10- and 20-halier coins were taken out of circulation on 31 December 2003. In 1996 the 50-halier coin was made smaller and instead of aluminium it was made with copper plated steel.
The obverse of the coins feature the coat of arms of Slovakia, with motifs from Slovak history on the reverses.
- 10 halierov (silver-coloured) – Octagonal wooden belfry from Zemplín (early 19th century) = €0.0033
- 20 halierov (silver-coloured) – the Kriváň peak in the High Tatras = €0.0066
- 50 halierov (copper-coloured) – Renaissance polygonal tower of Devín Castle = €0.0166
- 1 koruna (copper-coloured) – Gothic wooden sculpture of the Madonna with child (c. 1500) = €0.0332
- 2 koruny (silver-coloured) – Earthen sculpture of the sitting Venus of Hradok (4th millennium BC) = €0.0664
- 5 korún (silver-coloured) – Reverse of a Celtic coin of Biatec (1st century BC) = €0.166
- 10 korún (copper-coloured) – Bronze cross (11th century A.D.) = €0.332
Coins were exchangeable for euros at the National Bank of Slovakia until January 2, 2014.
At midnight on 31 December 1992, the Czechoslovak Republic bifurcated into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. In 1993, the newly independent Slovakia introduced its own koruna, replacing the Czechoslovak koruna at par. Provisional banknotes were issued in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 korún by affixing stamps bearing the coat of arms of Slovakia and the denomination to Czechoslovak banknotes. The main motifs on the obverses of the banknotes represent important people living in the territory of the present Slovakia in various historical eras. On the reverses, these motifs are completed by depicting places where these people lived and were active.
|Value in euros (€)||Image||Main colour||Obverse||Reverse||Remark|
|20 korún||128 x 65||€0.66||Green||Prince Pribina||Nitra/Neutra Castle|
|50 korún||134 x 68||€1.66||Blue||Saints Cyril and Methodius||Dražovce church and the first seven letters of the Glagolitic alphabet|
|100 korún||140 x 71||€3.32||Red||Madonna at Levoča church||St. Jacob's church in Levoča/Leutschau and city hall|
|200 korún||146 x 74||€6.64||Turquoise||Anton Bernolák (1762 – 1813), linguist and Catholic priest||Trnava in the 18th century||Introduced in 1995|
|500 korún||152 x 77||€16.60||Brown||Ľudovít Štúr (1815 – 1856), leader of the Slovak national revival||Bratislava Castle and St. Michaels church|
|1000 korún||158 x 80||€33.19||Purple||Andrej Hlinka (1864 – 1938), politician and Catholic priest||Madonna of Liptovké Sliace/Liptau church; St. Andrew's church in Ružomberok|
|5000 korún||164 x 82||€165.97||Orange||Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880 – 1919), politician and diplomat||Stefanik's grave on Bradlo Hill: Ursa Major constellation||Introduced in 1994|
|These images are to scale at 0.7 pixel per millimetre. For table standards, see the banknote specification table.|
Slovak banknotes denominated in koruny can be exchanged for euros indefinitely.
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