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Banknotes and coins

On 1 January 2009 Slovakia adopted the euro as its currency (Act No 659/2008 Coll.), and so became the 16th EU Member State to join the euro area. Since that date, euro banknotes and coins have been the legal tender of Slovakia (NBS Notification No 308/2008 Coll.). The euro replaced the Slovak koruna currency, which ceased to be legal tender on 16 January 2009 (NBS Decree No 387/2008 Coll.)

Today, euro banknotes and euro coins (including €2 commemorative coins) are legal tender in 19 of the 28 Member States of the European Union, including the overseas departments, territories and islands which are either part of, or associated with, euro area countries. These countries form the euro area. The micro-states of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City also use the euro, on the basis of a formal arrangement with the European Community. Montenegro and Kosovo likewise use the euro, but without a formal arrangement. (Source: European Central Bank)