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Slovak koruna
slovenská koruna (Slovak)
Coins 500 Sk
Coins 500 Sk
ISO 4217 Code SKK
User(s) None, previously:
 Slovakia
Inflation 3.5%, December 2008
ERM
Since 28 November 2005
Replaced by €, cash 1 January 2009 (cash payments possible until 16 January 2009)
= 30.1260 Sk1
Band 15%
Subunit
1/100 halier
Symbol Sk
halier h
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)

The ISO 4217 code for the Slovak Koruna is SKK. The symbol is Sk. One Koruna is equal to 100 hellers (written shortly as "hal.", in Slovak singular: halier). The symbol is put after the amount.

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.

Modern koruna

In 1993, the newly independent Slovakia introduced its own koruna, replacing the Czechoslovak koruna at par.

Coins

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.

Banknotes

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.

Denomination Dimensions
(millimetres)
Value in euros (€) Image Main colour Obverse Reverse Remark
20 korún 128 x 65 €0.66
SKK20 obverse.jpg
SKK20 reverse.jpg
Green Prince Pribina Nitra/Neutra Castle
50 korún 134 x 68 €1.66
50 korunova bankovka Slovenskej republiky.jpg
Rubova strana 50 korunovej bankovky Slovenskej republiky.jpg
Blue Saints Cyril and Methodius Dražovce church and the first seven letters of the Glagolitic alphabet
100 korún 140 x 71 €3.32
SKK100 obverse.jpg
SKK100 reverse.jpg
Red Madonna at Levoča church St. Jacob's church in Levoča/Leutschau and city hall
200 korún 146 x 74 €6.64
200 korunova bankovka Slovenska republika.jpg
Rubova strana 200 korunovej bankovky Slovenska republika.jpg
Turquoise Anton Bernolák (1762 – 1813), linguist and Catholic priest Trnava in the 18th century Introduced in 1995
500 korún 152 x 77 €16.60
500sk hlava.jpg
500sk spod.jpg
Brown Ľudovít Štúr (1815 – 1856), leader of the Slovak national revival Bratislava Castle and St. Michaels church
1000 korún 158 x 80 €33.19
1000 KS lic.jpg
1000 KS rub.jpg
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
5000sk hlava.jpg
5000sk spod.jpg
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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