Czechoslovak koruna

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The Czechoslovak koruna (in Czech and Slovak: Koruna československá, at times Koruna česko-slovenská; koruna means crown) was the currency of Czechoslovakia.

Czechoslovak koruna
koruna československá (Czech & Slovak)
One Crown of the First Czechoslovak Republic
One Crown of the First Czechoslovak Republic
ISO 4217 Code CSK
User(s) Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic
Inflation 57.9%
Source World Bank, 1991[1]
Subunit
1/100 haléř  (Czech)
halier  (Slovak)
Symbol Kčs
Plural The language(s) of this currency belong(s) to the Slavic languages. There is more than one way to construct plural forms. See article.
Coins
Freq. used 10, 20, 50 h; 1, 2, 5 Kčs
Rarely used 5, 25 h, 3, 10 Kčs
Banknotes
Freq. used 10, 20, 50, 100 Kčs
Rarely used 500, 1000 Kčs
Central bank State Bank of Czechoslovakia
Printer Státní tiskárna cenin
(State Securities Printer, Prague)
Website [http://www.stc.cz www.stc.cz]
Mint Mincovňa Kremnica
(Kremnica Mint)
Website [http://www.mint.sk www.mint.sk]
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.
Republic of Czechoslovakia 10 Korun note (1919, provisional and first issue).
Republic of Czechoslovakia 10 Korun note (1919, provisional and first issue).

The (last) ISO 4217 code and the local abbreviations for the koruna were CSK and Kčs. One koruna equalled 100 haléřů (Czech, singular: haléř) or halierov (Slovak, singular: halier). In both languages, the abbreviation h was used. The abbreviation was placed behind the numeric value.

Czech koruna[change | change source]

The Czech koruna or Czech Crown has been the currency of the Czech Republic since 1993. The koruna is one of the European Union's 11 currencies, and the Czech Republic is legally bound to adopt the euro currency in the future.

The ISO 4217 code for the Czech Koruna is CZK. The symbol is Kč.

Slovak koruna[change | change source]

The Slovak Crown or Slovak Koruna has been the currency used in Slovakia since February 8, 1993. It replaced the Czechoslovak Crown. Slovak koruna should not be mistaken with the Slovak koruna during the World War II (Slovak: Koruna slovenská, short Ks, notice word order)

The ISO 4217 code for the Slovak Koruna is SKK. The symbol is Sk. One Koruna is equal to 100 hellers (written shortly as "hal.", in Slovak singular: halier). The symbol is put after the amount.

Slovak koruna exists in these values: 50 h, 1 Sk, 2 Sk, 5 Sk, 10 Sk, 20 Sk, 50 Sk, 100 Sk, 200 Sk, 500 Sk, 1000 Sk and 5000 Sk. 10 h and 20 h are not used since 31 December 2003.

The central rate of Slovak koruna against Euro was 35.4424 SKK as of 19 March 2007. Slovakia will use Euro instead of koruna from 1 January 2009.

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. Inflation in Czechoslovakia 1985–91, World Bank