Slovakia

Slovakia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Slovakia cover

The Slovakia chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 14-page catalog covers every note (119 types and varieties, including 14 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Slovenský Štát (Slovakia State) in 1939; the Slovenská Republika (Slovak Republic) from 1939 to 1945; the Slovenská Národná Banka (Slovak National Bank) from 1940 to 1944; the Slovenská Republika (Slovak Republic) in 1993; and the Národná Banka Slovenska (National Bank of Slovakia) from 1993 to 2007.

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  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Slovakia scans needed for catalog

I am working on a new catalog of world notes and I need all the help I can get. If you have any of the notes listed below, please email 300-dpi, 100% actual size, 24-bit color scans of the front and back of these notes, saved as uncompressed JPEG, BMP, or TIFF. Please download and follow these detailed scanning instructions.

I am looking for 300-dpi images of the following banknotes of Slovakia:

Pick 5b (white paper)
Pick 9A

As a contributor, you will receive the satisfaction of taking part in creating something of excellence, your note will be immortalized as the plate note for the catalog, plus your name will appear in the Acknowledgements along with your email address or URL, if you wish.

Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation!

Slovakia adopts the euro as of 2009

As of 1 January 2009, Slovakia is adopting the euro. While I am sad to see another country abandon its unique notes, I must remember that it was the impending introduction of the euro that first sparked my interest in the hobby of collecting banknotes. Perhaps Slovakia’s move will create a whole new generation of collectors. In recognition of this historic event, I’m pleased to present the following images of the banknotes of National Bank of Slovakia.

Slovakia new date (20.10.2006) 20-korun note confirmed


20 korun (US$1), 20. OKTÓBRA 2006. Like P20, but new date and new signatures. Series S. Printer: Giesecke & Devrient. 128 x 65 mm.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Slovakia new date (01.08.2007) 1,000-korun note confirmed


1,000 korun (US$42.20), 1. AUGUSTA 2007. Like SCWPM 42, but new date and new signatures (Ivan Sramko and Milena Korenova).

Slovakia new date (01.06.2006) 200-korun note confirmed


200 korun (US$8.45), 1. JÚNA 2006. Like SCWPM 41, but new date and new signatures (Ivan Sramko and Ján Mathes).

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Slovakia new date (25.08.2005) 1,000-korun note confirmed


1,000 korun (US$39.25), 25 Augusta 2005. Like Pick 42, but new date, and new signatures (Ivan Šramko, Governor; Jan Mathes, Executive Director, Currency Division). Printer: De La Rue.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net and Peter Jarabek (National Bank of Slovakia).