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20 Sk Banknote Description

(series 1993)
(series 1995)

Dimensions:65 x 128 mm ± 1,5 mm
Designer:Jozef Bubák
Engraver:Ron Beckers
Manufacturer:Ba Banknote, Ottawa, Canada (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004),
(since 2001 part of Giesecke & Devrient, Germany)
Polska Wytwornia Papierow Wartosciovych, Warsaw, Poland (2006)
Banknotes and coins, 20 Sk Banknote Description
Banknotes and coins, 20 Sk Banknote Description

The front side of the banknote shows the portrait of Prince Pribina, the first known Slovak ruler whose seat was in Nitra until AD 833.
The design on the back side illustrates Nitra Castle, a witness to the rich history of the town of Nitra, which has been the centre of a significant political formation – the Principality of Nitra – until the 11th century. Several times the main design is overprinted by part of a coral necklace dating from the 9th century with a crescent-shaped bronze locket, which was found by archaelogists at Nitra-Lupky.