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50 Sk commemorative coin with the motif of Slovak banknotes

Coin detail Coin description
Coin code coin_number:zsk09_50-p
Value:50 Sk
Coin type:silver
Group code:
Year:2003
 
Material:Ag 925/1000
Diameter:0 mm
Thickness:0 mm
Weight:26.63 g
Edge:plain
 
Circulation:6000 ks
Minted:6000 ks
Mint:
Author:Štefan Novotný
Engraving adjustments:Unknown author
50 Sk commemorative coin with the motif of Slovak banknotes
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50 Sk commemorative coin with the motif of Slovak banknotes 50 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 side is devoted to the bringers of Christianity to the Slavs: Saints Constantine - Cyril (827-869) and Methodius (814-885). The Byzantine Emperor Michael III sent them to Great Moravia at the request of Prince Rastislav, who desired to establish a separate ecclesiastical organization in his principality and to ensure the spreading of Christianity in a language comprehensible to the people. Constantine had already created a Slavonic alphabet and translated the most essential liturgical texts into Old Slavonic before their arrival. The two brothers developed multifaceted activities in the fields of religious teaching, organization and culture. They established a school for training priests, which became a centre of culture, education and literature. In 868, they gained the approval of Pope Hadrian II for the Slavonic liturgy, and the Old Slavonic language was placed on the same level as the established cultural languages: Latin, Greek and Hebrew. Reverse: The reverse side bears the motif of two hands with the first seven letters of the Old Slavonic Glagolitic alphabet between them as a symbol of the gift of the saints to the Old Slavs and the silhouette of the medieval church at Drazovce as a symbol of early Christianity in our territory. Edge: smooth
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