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UNESCO World Heritage – Vlkolínec

5 000 Sk commemorative gold coin

Banknotes and coins, UNESCO World Heritage – Vlkolínec
Banknotes and coins, UNESCO World Heritage – Vlkolínec

The village of Vlkolínec is situated within the boundary of the town of Ružomberok in the Liptov Basin of northern Slovakia. It is a remarkably well-preserved settlement with wooden log architecture, typical of the mountainous and neighbouring areas. Since 1977, it has been a folk architecture monument reserve. It is not an open-air museum of folk architecture, but still a living village. In 1993, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, together with Banská Štiavnica and Spišský Hrad.

Vlkolínec has 45 authentic farmhouses with many archaic constructional elements. The buildings also include a belfry built of logs in 1770 and a covered well. The village is sensitively inserted into the natural environment on the edge of the Veľká Fatra mountains, with the dominant peak of Sidorovo.

  • Coin description

    The obverse of the coin bears a typical Vlkolínec construction, the hewn-timber hand-winch well with its shingle roof and wooden fence on both sides, the coat of arms, the country’s name SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA and the denomination of the coin 5 000 Sk.

    The reverse of the coin shows in its upper part a window with the ornamental inscription SVETOVÉ DEDIČSTVO UNESCO VLKOLÍNEC (UNESCO World Heritage Vlkolínec). On the lower part of the coin is a wooden fence with earthenware pots and a wheel, the stylized initials of the designer of the coin Mária Poldaufová, the Kremnica Mint mark and the year 2002.

  • Coin details
    Designer:Mária Poldaufová
    Material:Au 900, Ag 75, Cu 25
    Weight:9.5 g
    Diameter:26 mm
    Producer:Kremnica Mint (Slovak Republic)
    Engraver:Filip Kuzmín
    Issuing volume:7,200 in proof quality