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200th anniversary of the birth of Štefan Moyzes

200 Sk commemorative silver coin

Banknotes and coins, 200th anniversary of the birth of Štefan Moyzes
Banknotes and coins, 200th anniversary of the birth of Štefan Moyzes

Štefan Moyzes (24.10.1797 – 5.7.1869) was an important figure in Slovak national and cultural life in the second half of the 19th century. He was Bishop of Banská Bystrica, the first chairman of Matica slovenská and an advocate of Pan-Slavism. His personal intervention with the Monarch Francis Joseph I contributed to the establishment of the national cultural institution – Matica slovenská in 1863. He played an important role in the development of national academic life and education, including the development of Slovak gymnasia in Banská Bystrica and three other places. He also played a significant role in Croatian national life. He was a member of the first Croatian provincial government and a pioneer of Croatian journalism.

  • Description of the coin

    The obverse of the coin shows the crown of a tree and the name of the state Slovenská republika. A cross with two cross arms is placed in the trunk and crown of the tree. The coat of arms of the state is shown under the roots of the tree.

    The reverse of the coin shows the name, Štefan Moyzes, and a portrait in a circle with the dates of his birth and death. Below them is an open book, a symbol of education.

  • Coin details
    Designer:Patrik Kovačovský
    Material:Ag 750, Cu 250
    Weight:20 g
    Diameter:34 mm
    (First chairman of Matica slovenská)
    Producer:Kremnica Mint (Slovak Republic)
    Issuing volume:16,400
    of which 1,500 in proof quality
    Demonetized:2,900 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2006)