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20 Sk commemorative coin with the motif of Slovak banknotes

Coin detail Coin description
Coin code coin_number:zsk09_20-p
Value:20 Sk
Coin type:silver
Group code:
Year:2003
 
Material:Ag 925/1000
Diameter:0 mm
Thickness:0 mm
Weight:24.48 g
Edge:plain
 
Circulation:6000 ks
Minted:6000 ks
Mint:
Author:Štefan Novotný
Engraving adjustments:Unknown author
20 Sk commemorative coin with the motif of Slovak banknotes
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20 Sk commemorative coin with the motif of Slovak banknotes 20 Sk commemorative coin with the motif of Slovak banknotes
All seven Slovak banknotes were designed by the academic painter Jozef Bubak. Their artistic conception is based on a combination of modern and traditional banknote design combined with a high level of technical protection of the banknotes against counterfeiting. The obverse sides bear portraits of the most important personalities, who were active in the territory of present-day Slovakia during more than a thousand years of history and substantially contributed to the formation of the Slovak nation. The reverse sides bear places and motifs connected with their lives and activities. An exception is the hundred crown note with the motif of the Madonna from the workshop of Master Paul of Levoca. Obverse: The obverse bears a portrait of the first known Slavonic ruler in the territory of Slovakia, Prince Pribina (about 800-861). The Principality of Nitra probably originated around the year 800, in an area roughly corresponding to that of present-day Slovakia. Pribina had a church built at Nitra, the capital of the principality. It is the first known Christian church in Slovakia. About 833, Prince Mojmir of the neighbouring Principality of Moravia expelled Pribina and added Nitra to his dominions. In 838-839, Pribina acquired property around Lake Balaton as a fief of the Frankish Empire, created an extensive principality and did much to spread Christianity in the area. Reverse: Nitra Castle is depicted on the reverse. It bears witness to the rich past of the town of Nitra, from early times a uniquely important strategic place and the natural centre of the region. The design repeatedly overlaps with part of a 9th century bead necklace with a bronze moon-shaped pendant from the archaeological site of Nitra-Lupka. Edge: smooth
Karta mince 20 Sk commemorative coin with the motif of Slovak banknotes
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