Farewell to the Slovak Koruna

Face value:1000
Material:Ag 999
Weight:62,207 [g]
Diameter:50 [mm]
Edge:inscription "* 1. 1. 2009 * ZAVEDENIE EURA * EURO INTRODUCTION"
Mintage:22,000, proof quality
Author:Karol Ličko
Engraver:Dalibor Schmidt
The obverse of the coin displays in the center the headquarters building of National Bank of Slovakia. Stars and their fragments are depicted on both sides, symbolizing Slovakia’s membership in the European Union. The symbol of the Europa Coin Programme, consisting of a European star and the symbol of the euro, is placed between the stars in the upper left part. The name of the state, SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA, is placed below the coin’s upper edge. The national coat of arms and the year 2008 are near the lower edge.

The reverse of the coin shows fragments of the motifs of the five Slovak circulation coins on a background of a stylized euro symbol. The nominal value, 1000 Sk, is depicted in two rows in the right-hand part of the coin field. The description below the coin’s upper edge contains the text SLOVENSKA KORUNA, whereas the lower edge shows the years marking the period of validity of the Slovak koruna as the monetary unit of the Slovak Republic, 1993 – 2008. The mark of the Kremnica Mint, MK between two dies, and the stylized initials of the name and surname of Karol Licko, the coin’s designer, are located at the bottom left edge of the coin.