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5000 Sk Banknote Description

5000 Sk

(series 1995)

Dimensions: 82 x 164 mm ± 1,5 mm
Designer: Jozef Bubak
Engraver: Vaclav Fajt
Manufacturer: Giesecke & Devrient, Munich, Germany (1995, 1999),
Oesterreichishe Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck, Wien, Austria (2003).

front side of the banknote

The front of the banknote shows the portrait of Milan Rastislav Stefanik (21 July 1880 – 4 May 1919), an outstanding diplomat, politician, soldier, and astronomer. The elements printed on the left side of his portrait illustrate the sun and the moon, representing a part of his life which he dedicated to research and observations in the field of astronomy.

back side of the banknote

The back of the banknote shows Stefanik´s grave on Bradlo Hill. The printed design is overlapped by part of the Great Bear constellation, and the lower right and the upper parts of the design carry an illustration of a pasque – flower.

Security features of the banknote