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200th anniversary of the birth of Ján Kollár

200 Sk commemorative silver coin

Banknotes and coins, 200th anniversary of the birth of Ján Kollár
Banknotes and coins, 200th anniversary of the birth of Ján Kollár

Ján Kollár (29.7.1793 Mošovce – 24.1.1852 Vienna), a significant Slovak poet, historian and professor of Slavonic archaeology. In his poem “Sláwy dcera” (Daughter of Glory) he expressed his progressive ideas on the homeland, nation and Slavdom and formulated the idea of Slavonic community and unity. He developed these ideas in a treatise: “On the literary community of the Slavonic tribes and languages”. His collection of folk songs was published in two volumes under the title “National songs or secular tunes of the Slovaks in the Kingdom of Hungary”.

  • Description of the coin

    The coat of arms of the Slovak Republic, the nominal value, year of issue and the name of the state “SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA” are placed in the field of the coin.

    A portrait of Mína, embodying the personal and poetic ideal of Ján Kollár, the ideal of humanism, the idea of Slavonic community, love, beauty, youth and vitality. is depicted in the centre of the coin.

  • Coin details
    Designer:Vojtech Pohanka
    Material:Ag 750, Cu 250
    Weight:20 g
    Diameter:34 mm
    Edge:inscription: “Slávme slávne slávu Slávov slávnych”
    (Let us gloriously glorify the glory of the glorious Slavs)
    Producer:Kremnica Mint (Slovak Republic)
    Issuing volume:37,000
    of which 2,000 in proof quality
    Demonetized:10 065 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2002)
    700 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2006)