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Slovak crowns with a stamp

Civilised divorce

When people get divorced, it means dividing the budget (family) into 2 unequal parts, when the state breaks up, it is also a section of the budget (state), but it also means introducing 2 currencies instead of one.

In June 1992, parliamentary elections were held in Czechoslovakia: in the Czech Republic, the right – wing party led by Vaclav Klaus won, and in Slovakia, the left-wing party led by Vladimir Mechiar won. The political views of the leaders and their personal ambitions pulled Czechoslovakia in different directions and predetermined the collapse of the country.

On July 17, 1992, the Slovak Parliament adopted the Declaration of independence. I had the opportunity to watch what was happening in Bratislava itself: during a live broadcast on TV, members of Parliament had to stand up and answer the question in turn: 'are You for the independence of Slovakia or are You against it?'
Those who decided to declare openly to the whole country 'I am against independence' turned out to be less willing to demonstrate their populism.
On November 25, 1992, the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia determined the date of partition of the country – January 1, 1993.

On New year's eve, Bratislava was looking forward to independence. Makeshift bazaars sold all sorts of things with a sign of national identity, and from early morning in the post offices lined up wishing to repay specially printed souvenir envelopes stamped with a memorable date-1 day of independent Slovakia.

The townspeople rejoiced: they treated people they met with alcoholic beverages, remembered world-famous Slovaks-politician Alexander Dubcek, artist Andy Warhol, Opera singer Peter Dvorsky.
For some reason, I had one question in my head: the January holidays will pass, and in February the process of currency separation is planned to start, and the relatively weaker Slovak economy will probably show itself by lowering the rate of the Slovak Krona against the Czech Krona.

The question was: 'independent Slovaks from Now on, are you ready to pay for Czech beer in the future in proportion to the decline in the Slovak currency?'. Yes, in Slovakia there is a well-known beer brand 'Zlaty Bazant', but to compare the entire range of Czech brewers with a similar range of Slovak brewers is somehow even inconvenient, and after all, the inhabitants of Slovakia are used to the taste of Czech beer like baking from a neighboring bakery.
In February 1993, the national Bank of Slovakia began to apply stamp stamps for 20 and 50 Czechoslovak crowns, and the circulation of marked banknotes was already limited exclusively to the territory of Slovakia. At the same time, the national Bank of the Czech Republic launched banknotes of 100, 500, 1000 Czechoslovak crowns, which are familiar to Czechs, but with stamps. The process started.

The divorce of the Czech Republic and the Slovaks is called 'velvet' - by analogy with the' velvet revolution ' of 1989 in Czechoslovakia: they did not use small arms. Divorced in stages, which means-not quickly.
The currency of the new design was also introduced gradually. And marked bills were still in circulation for a long time: only in 2008 they began to be withdrawn from circulation.
On January 1, 2009, the Euro was introduced in Slovakia instead of the Krona. But the Czechs did not go further, and still do not introduce the Euro: the price shake-up is fraught with serious consequences.

By the way, with the introduction of the Slovak crown in 1993, Czech beer in Slovakia rose in price quite quickly.
A 'dvacet korun ceskoslovenskych' H49 301744 with a portrait of the famous Czech teacher of the XVII century Jan Amos Komensky-a rarity precisely because of the brand.

Кроны Словакии с маркой

20 крон Словакия с маркой

Country : Словакия
Value : 20 крона
Year : 1993-2008
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