Slovakia euro coins catalog

 

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Circulation euro coins of Slovakia

coin Slovakia 2 euro 2017
2 euro 2017 (2009- )

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
SLOVENSKO / 2017
Coin value - 3-4 USD

 

coin Slovakia 1 euro 2009
1 euro 2009 (2009- )

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
SLOVENSKO / 2009
Coin value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Slovakia 50 euro cent 2009
50 euro cent 2009 (2009- )

brass
50 EURO CENT
SLOVENSKO / 2009
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Slovakia 20 euro cent 2009
20 euro cent 2009 (2009- )

brass
20 EURO CENT
SLOVENSKO / 2009
Coin value - ~1 USD

 

coin Slovakia 10 euro cent 2009
10 euro cent 2009 (2009- )

brass
10 EURO CENT
SLOVENSKO / 2009
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Slovakia 5 euro cent 2009
5 euro cent 2009 (2009- )

copper plated steel
5 EURO CENT
SLOVENSKO / 2009
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Slovakia 2 euro cent 2009
2 euro cent 2009 (2009- )

copper plated steel
2 EURO CENT
SLOVENSKO / 2009
Coin value - <1 USD

 

coin Slovakia 1 euro cent 2018
1 euro cent 2018 (2009- )
copper plated steel
1 EURO CENT
SLOVENSKO / 2018
Coin value - <1 USD

 

 

Commemorative euro coins of Slovakia - chart with prices

Year Face value Mintage Theme Alloy Diameter (mm) Weight (gr) Price in Euro
2009 2 2500000 10th anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2009 2 1000000 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy (20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution) bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2011 2 1000000 20 years of formation of the Visegrad group bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2012 2 1000000 10 years of euro cash circulation bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2013 2 1000000 1150 years of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2014 2 1000000 10 years of Slovakia's accession to the EU bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2015 2 1000000 200-year-old Ludovit Velislav Stur public figure bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2015 2 1000000 30th anniversary of the European flag bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2016 2 1000000 First Presidency of the Slovak Republic in the EU bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2017 2 1000000 550 years since the founding of the Istropolitan Academy bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2018 2 1000000  25th anniversary of the Slovak Republic bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2019 2 1000000 100 years since the birth of Milan Rostislav Stefanik bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2020 2 1000000 20 years of Slovakia's accession to the OECD (Org. Economi. copperation and development) bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2021 5 45000 Wolf copper-nickel 34 19,1 10
2021 2 1000000 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Dubchek bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2022 2 1000000 35th anniversary of the Erasmus program bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2022 2 1000000 300 years of the first steam engine in Europe bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2022 5 45000 copper-nickel 34 19,1 10
2022 5 45000 copper-nickel 34 19,1 10

 

 

Slovak euro coins description

Slovak Republic (Slovak: Slovenska republika)
Capital: Bratislava Area: 49035 km 2
Population: 5.41 million (2012)
Official language: Slovak
Currency before the introduction of the euro: Slovak koruna = 100 hellers
Euro introduction date: January 1, 2009
Head of State: President
Form of government: parliamentary republic
Despite the fact that the Slovak Republic switched to the euro on January 1, 2009, the design of future Slovak euro coins was determined as early as 2005.



On May 1, 2004, a public competition was announced for the creation of designs for the design of Slovak euro coins. In total, up to January 31, 2005 inclusive, 64 proposals from 56 artists containing 658 drawings were sent to the competition.
After a thorough selection by an expert commission, 32 designs of coins were left. By September 30, 2005, their plaster samples were made. After the next meeting of the commission, 20 projects were initially selected from among them, and then 10 were left.
At the last stage, from November 12 to 20, 2005, a public vote was held for the best design of new Slovak coins. In total, 140,653 votes were recorded in the voting. Taking into account the results of the study, the Board of the National Bank of Slovakia at its meeting on December 20, 2005 approved the selection of the three art projects that received the most votes.

The most popular were images of a double cross on three peaks, which received 23.51% of the votes, Mount Krivan (17.48%) and Bratislava Castle (15.49%). According to the data of the National Bank, three designs were selected that most accurately symbolize the Slovak Republic, its cultural and historical traditions, as well as its rich natural heritage.

Thus, the design of the national side of the euro coins of Slovakia is made in three versions - depending on the denomination.

Coins in denominations of 1, 2 and 5 euro cents are decorated with the image of Mount Krivan - one of the highest and most beautiful peaks of the High Tatras. Its height reaches 2494 m. Krivan has long been considered the national peak of the country and is one of the most famous symbols of Slovakia. Amazing nature, mountain lakes, rivers and forests, rich flora and fauna - all this attracts many tourists to the Slovak mountains. Here are national parks, ski centers and resorts.

The 10-, 20- and 50-euro cent coins depict the ancient Bratislava Castle, symbolizing over a thousand years of Slovakian history. The castle rises on a high hill, above the left bank of the Danube. The first mention of buildings on this site dates back to 907, but the history of the Castle is much older. Back in the period of the Roman Empire, there was a border fortification here to protect the border of the state, which ran along the Danube.
In the X-XIII centuries. The castle was used as a defensive structure, and in the following centuries it was rebuilt many times. The castle acquired its present form only in the 15th century. under Sigismund I, Holy Roman Emperor. Nowadays, the archaeological and historical branches of the Slovak National Museum are located in Bratislava Castle. Visitors are presented with valuable historical exhibits that reflect the history of the country from ancient times to the present day.
The Castle also hosts expositions of the People's Rada of the Slovak Republic, located next to the castle. In the western part of the palace in the new building is the office of the deputies of the People's Rada.

The euro coins of 1 and 2 euro denominations depict the Slovak coat of arms: a six-pointed cross on three hills, symbolizing the Tatra, Matra and Fatra mountain ranges, which have been inhabited by the Slovak people since ancient times. For the first time, these mountains appeared on the national emblem around the 13th century, and in the 19th century. they are shown in blue. Nowadays, only Fatra and Tatry are located on the territory of the Slovak Republic, and Matra is in Hungary.
The history of the six-pointed cross as the state symbol of Slovakia began in the 10th-11th centuries. It is believed that his image was brought to the country by the Byzantine enlighteners Cyril and Methodius. The Byzantine six-pointed cross was depicted on the coat of arms of Stephen I, Prince of Nitra and Hungary (997-1000). Later, a silver patriarchal cross with two crossbars on a red background was depicted on the coat of arms of the Hungarian king Bela III (1194-1196).
In those days, this sign was also often depicted on silver coins. From the 15th century the cross on a red background became the coat of arms of the Upper Hungarian lands (now belonging to Slovakia), and since 1848 it has been used by patriots as a national Slovak symbol.
In its current form, this sign became the coat of arms of Slovakia in 1992 - after the partition of Czechoslovakia and the formation of two independent states. The Slovak coat of arms is also depicted on the Hungarian coat of arms, in the lower right side. This tradition has been preserved since the times when Slovakia was part of the Kingdom of Hungary.