Martin Kukucin - the 150th anniversary of the birth

Face value:10 €
Material:Ag 900, Cu 100
Weight:18 [g]
Diameter:34 [mm]
Edge:inscription: " - PROZAIK - DRAMATIK - PUBLICISTA"
Mintage:brilliant uncirculated quality: 7,500; proof quality: 9,300; the limited mintage is max. 30,000
Author:averz: Miroslav Rónai, reverz: Mgr. art. Peter Valach
Engraver:Dalibor Schmidt
On the obverse of the coin is portrayed a landscape of Brač Island, with the authentic “house on the hillside” known from Martin Kukučín’s work of the same name (Dom v stráni). On the left side is an olive tree supplemented in the lower part by vine leaves and fruit, and on the right side is a sailing boat. To the right of it is the national emblem of the Slovak Republic. In the middle of the coin field is the nominal value of the coin, 10 EURO, below which is placed the country’s name SLOVENSKO and the year 2010. The stylized initials MR of the obverse designer, Miroslav Rónai, are located near the left rim of the coin.

On the reverse of the coin is a portrait of Martin Kukučín. The left side depicts a young cuckoo, symbolizing the writer’s pen name. Below the portrait is a facsimile signature, Dr. Matej Bencúr. Close to the right rim of the coin is the name and surname MARTIN KUKUČÍN and to the left of the portrait are the dates of his birth and death: 1860 – 1928. Below the facsimile signature is located the mark of Kremnica Mint MK between two dies, and on its right are the stylized initials of the designer of the reverse, Mgr. art. Peter Valach PV.