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20th anniversary of Národná banka Slovenska

€10 silver collector coin

Banknotes and coins, 20th anniversary of Národná banka Slovenska
Banknotes and coins, 20th anniversary of Národná banka Slovenska

Národná banka Slovenska was established as the central bank of the Slovak Republic on 1 January 1993, when the Czech and Slovak Federation split into two separate countries. In the 20 years of its existence the bank has played a key role in all the major monetary and economic events in Slovakia and has helped form and cement the country’s current place in its common European home.

In its first years Národná banka Slovenska focused on ensuring the stability of the new Slovak currency. The currencies of the new Czech and Slovak Republics were separated within just four days. The preparation and production of the new Slovak banknotes took only a couple of months, when in normal circumstances it would have lasted years. Národná banka Slovenska played an important role in the introduction of the euro in Slovakia. For several years before the changeover, the central bank helped ensure compliance with the economic and legal criteria for the euro adoption.

As of the euro changeover date, NBS became a member of the Eurosystem. Along with the central banks of the other euro area countries NBS participates in the preparation of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy decisions, and it is responsible for the implementation of monetary policy in Slovakia.

  • Description of the coin

    On the obverse side of the coin is a stylized euro symbol, with the upper part of the design featuring sections of a globe and a map of Europe (to represent Národná banka Slovenska’s membership of the Eurosystem) and the lower part depicting a chart. On the right-hand side are seven stars and on the left-hand side is the national emblem of the Slovak Republic. The country names “SLOVENSKO” is written next to the right edge of the design and to the left of the name is the year “2013”. Below the chart are the stylised initials of the designer of the obverse side, Kliment Mitura.

    The reverse side depicts the NBS logo together with a double cross, all set against a decorative background. In the upper part of the coin is the inscription “NÁRODNÁ BANKA SLOVENSKA” and along the lower edge is the denomination “10 EURO”. The years “1993” and “2013” appear on either side of the denomination. The mintmark of the Kremnica Mint, “MK”, is set between depictions of two dies, while the stylised initials of the reverse side’s designer, Roman Lugár, are written in the lower part of the coin.

  • Coin details
    Designer:Kliment Mitura (obverse)
    Roman Lugár (reverse)
    Composition:.900 silver, .100 copper
    Weight:18 g
    Diameter:34 mm
    Producer:Kremnica Mint
    Engraver:Dalibor Schmidt
    Issuing volume:4,100 coins in brilliant uncirculated quality
    9,150 coins in proof quality
    Issuing date:11 January 2013