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500 Sk Banknote Description

500 Sk

(series 1993)
(series 1996)

Dimensions: 77 x 152 mm ± 1,5 mm
Designer: Jozef Bubak
Engraver: Vaclav Fajt
Manufacturer: Thomas De La Rue, Zeitun, Malta (1993, 1996),
De La Rue, Gateshead, Great Britain (2000, 2006).

front side of the banknote

The front of the banknote shows the portrait of Ludovit Stur, one of the greatest Slovak personalities of the 19th century, who was known as the father of the idea of Slovak national emancipation and the founder of the Slovak literary language.

back side of the banknote

The design on the back illustrates Bratislava Castle together with the Baroque St. Michael´s and a part of the Gothic tower of Klarisky Church. The central part of the composition displays the oldest layout of Bratislava dating from the 15th century wood carving CHRONICA PICTA depicting Bratislava Castle, three churches surrounded by a fortification, and a sketch of the River Danube.

Security features of the banknote