Monetary history of our countries

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    CELTIC COINS, Biatec 250 BC

    CELTIC COINS, Biatec 250 BC
    The most important role in the Coinage had priests and chiefs. Coins were used for entertainment, ransom, or as a measure of value. People paid them only for large commercial transactions. In markets was usually applied in in-kind payment. Celts on the territory of Slovakia minted coins mainly of silver, but also of gold and copper. Coins were most frequently sign BIATEC and therefore are called biatecs. We think that Biatec was the most prominent representative of Bratislava Celts - duke or k
  • 400

    ROMAN COINS in Slovakia

    ROMAN  COINS in Slovakia
    Coins from different nationalities and countries, especially Roman coins would also come to Slovakia.There is a huge amount of different types of coins with the name and effigy, titles and illustrations. Slovakia had discovered more than 200 rare and collective finds of Roman coins.
  • 500

    Ancient Slavs currency

    Ancient Slavs currency
    Slavs arrived to our territory at the turn of 5th and 6th century. Avari appeared in our country in the second half of the 6th century. They used gold Byzantine solids as a currency. Currency which was previously traded in our country was canvas. People could buy various goods as a wheat, horses, gold and silver for canvas. Great Moravia didn't mint their own coins. They paid by iron hrivns. Hrivns were used as a currency since 750 till 950 AD.
  • Nov 17, 1328

    Groschen Currency, Kremnica Ducat

    Groschen Currency, Kremnica Ducat
    As the growth of trade required the introduction of coins with a higher nominal value, some towns started to mint silver coins - groshes. The grosh was established in Central europe, mainly in Czech lands. In 1328 the Ugrian King Charles Robert of Anjou promoted mining and the settlement of Cremnychbana to a free royal town and founded a mint there. The monarch invited coiners from the Czech town of Kutna Hora over to Kremnica to mint a new silver coin here - the Ugrian grosh
  • Jan 1, 1330

    Kremnica ducat

    Kremnica ducat
    Following the pattern of the gold coins - florins, Charles Robert launched gold coin minting in Kremnica as well. The Ugrian florin, later known as the Kremnica ducat, did not change its purity or weight for centuries. It was therefore considered the strongest currency in Central Europe in the Middle Ages. (weight 3.548g with the weight of pure gold 3.52g)
  • Jan 1, 1553

    Tolar/Thaler Currency

    Tolar/Thaler Currency
    Gold coins were replaced with heavy silver coins. In 1553 the Kremnica Mint started to mint talers and half-talers as well, which was the official currency of the Hungarian Monarchy.
    (weight of talers - 28.82g and pure silver content of 25.78g). Tolars as well as ducats were used on the wholesale market.
    For the day-to-day payments people used denars and half-denars until the 18th century.
  • Czechoslovak currency between the two world wars

    Czechoslovak currency between the two world wars
    A currency called the Krone in German and koruna in Czech was introduced in Austria-Hungary on 11 September 1892, as the first modern gold-based currency in the area. After the creation of an independent Czechoslovakia in 1918, an urgent need emerged for the establishment of a new currency system.The next year, on 10 April 1919, a currency reform took place, defining the new koruna as equal in value to the Austro-Hungarian krone.
  • Slovak Crown

    Slovak Crown
    Separate Slovak republic was created in january 1993. In the same time a monetary union between Slovak republic and Czech Republic was created. Members of the monetary union decided that mutual currency between Czech and Slovak republic will be canceled. Our currency was Slovak Crown
  • Euro currency

    Euro currency
    Slovak input to the euro zone was approved June 3, 2008. With the advent of the new year 2009, Slovakia introduced the euro.
  • Tolar/Thaler Currency

    A decrease in gold exploitation at the end of the 15th century caused changes in the currency system. Gold coins were replaced with heavy silver coins. In 1553 the Kremnica Mint started to mint talers and half-talers as well, which was the official currency of the Hungarian Monarchy. The taler currency in Hungary lasted until the introduction of the crown currency. The last type, the so-called federal taler of Francis Joseph I., was last coined in the Kremnica Mint in 1867.
    (weight of talers -