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200th anniversary of the birth of Karol Kuzmány

200 Sk commemorative silver coin

Banknotes and coins, 200th anniversary of the birth of Karol Kuzmány
Banknotes and coins, 200th anniversary of the birth of Karol Kuzmány

Karol Kuzmány (16. 11. 1806 – 14. 8. 1866) – writer, church dignitary, pedagogue and deputy chairman of “Matica Slovenská” (Slovak Cultural Society) was one of the central personalities of the national, literary and religious life in Slovakia in the 19th century. He served at the side of the “Štúrovci” (the young generation around Ľ. Štúr, the great Slovak awakener) in the Slovak national movement. In 1849 he was a member of the delegation which submitted the document with the national and state-legal requirements of Slovaks to Emperor Franz Joseph I. He participated in the establishment of “Matica Slovenská” in 1863; became its first deputy chairman and played an important role in its activities. He was an organizer of literary activities and the publisher of “Hronka”, the literary magazine (1836 – 1838). He is the author of the theoretical work O kráse (On beauty, 1836), the poetic composition Bela (1836), and the philosophical novel Ladislav (1838). He also devoted himself to spiritual poetry, religious work and translations of world literature. In 1859 his proposal for the organization of the Evangelical Church in Hungary was implemented through the Imperial Protestant Patent.

  • Coin description

    On the obverse of the coin is a square with the name of the state “SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA” in its upper part, and the state shield and date 2006 below it. The face value of 200 Sk is placed in the centre. In the lower part appears a stylized open book with a lime leaf in the middle. Below the square, the mintmark is placed to the left, the European star and euro symbol representing the programme “The joint issues of Europe” appears in the centre, and the initials of the designer Mária Poldaufová to the right.

    The reverse of the coin bears a portrait of Karol Kuzmány in a square field. Below the portrait there is the name KAROL, the date of birth 1806, the date of death 1866, and the surname KUZMÁNY. Above the square is a facsimile of Kuzmány’s signature and the name of his ecclesiastical position “Superintendent”.

  • Coin details
    Designer:Mária Poldaufová
    Composition:Ag 900, Cu 100
    Weight:18 g
    Diameter:34 mm
    Edge:inscription: “KTO ZA PRAVDU HORÍ V SVÄTEJ OBETI”
    (Who burns for the truth in the holy sacrifice)
    Producer:Kremnica Mint
    Engraver:Dalibor Schmidt
    Issuing volume:4,900 in brilliant uncirculated quality
    10,100 in proof quality
    (the higher amount of proof coins follows the demand of the foreign subscriber caused by the subsumption of the coins in the programme The joined issues of Europe)
    Additional issuing volume:2,350 in proof quality (November 2006)
    Issuing date:26 September 2006