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Czech koruna
koruna česká (Czech)
50 Kč
(1997)
50 Kč
(1993)
ISO 4217 Code CZK
User(s) Czech Republic
Inflation 1.7%
Source Czech National Bank, January 2007
Method CPI
Subunit
1/100 haléř
Symbol
haléř h
Plural The language(s) of this currency is of the Slavic languages. There is more than one way to construct plural forms. See article.
Coins 50 h, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Kč
Banknotes 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 Kč
Central bank Czech National Bank
Website www.cnb.cz

The Czech koruna (koruna means "crown") has been the currency of the Czech Republic since February 8, 1993 when it and its Slovakian counterpart both replaced the Czechoslovak koruna at par. Now 1 CZK is worth around 1.25 – 1.35 SKK. Image File history File links Plat_p50_lic_50l. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CZK_50_1993_reverse. ... In economics, a consumer price index (CPI) or retail price index (RPI) is a statistical time-series measure of a weighted average of prices of a specified set of goods and services purchased by consumers. ... Look up Plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Plural is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. ...  Countries where a West Slavic language is the national language  Countries where an East Slavic language is the national language  Countries where a South Slavic language is the national language The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup... Czech koruna coins are part of the physical form of the current Czech currency, the Czech koruna. ... Czech koruna paper money is part of the physical form of Czechias curriency. ... Czech National Bank (official name in Czech language: Česká národní banka, abbreviated ČNB) is central bank of the Czech Republic. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... ISO 4217 Code SKK User(s) Slovakia Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code CSK User(s) Czech Republic Slovakia Inflation 57. ...


The official name in Czech is koruna česká (the plural form is koruny české, but the genitive plural form korun českých is usually found on banknotes). The ISO 4217 code is CZK and the local acronym is Kč, which is placed after the numeric value (e.g., "50 Kč"). One koruna equals 100 haléřů (abbreviated as "h", singular: haléř, nominative plural: haléře). Look up Plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Plural is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. ... ISO 4217 is the international standard describing three letter codes (also known as the currency code) to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ... The heller, or haller was a German coin valued at half a pfennig named after city of Hall (today Schwäbisch Hall). ... In linguistics, grammatical number is a morphological category characterized by the expression of quantity through inflection or agreement. ... Look up Plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Plural is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. ...


The koruna has been fully convertible since 1995 and began to float in 1999.[1] The Czech Republic plans to adopt the euro in 2012. “EUR” redirects here. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Coins

5 Kč, 1993

Coins are currently in circulation with denominations of 50h, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 korun (20 korun is more commonly found as coins, whereas 50 korun is more common as a banknote). The 10 and 20 haléřů coins were taken out of circulation by 31 October 2003. The 10, 20 and 50 h coins are made of aluminium, the others of steel plated with different alloys. The 50 korun coins are bicolor. The coins have a uniform design: the obverse features the Czech lion, while the main feature on the reverse is the indication of value. The shape of the coins varies with denomination: some are round, others are polygonal. Czech koruna coins are part of the physical form of the current Czech currency, the Czech koruna. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CZK_5_1993_obverse. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CZK_5_1993_obverse. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since 1997, sets for collectors are also issued yearly with proof quality coins. In 2000, the 10 and 20 korun coins were minted with a different obverese to commemorate the Millennium. In the beginning coins were minted in Hamburg then in the Czech Republic. There's also a tradition of issuing commemorative coins - including silver and gold coins - for numismatic purposes. A millennium (pl. ...


Banknotes

5000 Kč, 1999

The first Czech banknotes issued in 1993 consisted of Czechoslovak notes with adhesive stamps affixed to them. Only the 100, 500 and 1000 korun denominations were overstamped, the lower denominations circulated unchanged during this transitional period. The former circulated until end-August, the latter until end-July. Czech koruna paper money is part of the physical form of Czechias curriency. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Plat_p5000_rub_5000r. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Plat_p5000_rub_5000r. ...


A newly designed series of banknotes of denominations 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 korun were introduced later in 1993 and in 1994 and are all in use as of 2006 - except for the first versions of 1000 and 5000 korun notes, since the security features of these notes were upgraded in the subsequent issues (However, the 2000 note is still valid in both versions, with and without the new security features). These banknotes feature renowned Czech persons on the obverse and abstract compositions on the reverse. Modern protective elements can be found on all banknotes.

Current CZK exchange rates
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See also

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... ISO 4217 Code CSK User(s) Czech Republic Slovakia Inflation 57. ... ISO 4217 Code SKK User(s) Slovakia Inflation 2. ... The koruna (known as the Protectorate koruna) was the separate currency of Bohemia and Moravia between 1939 and 1945. ... Czech euro coins have not yet been designed. ... Of the emerging democracies in central and eastern Europe, Czechia has one of the most developed industrialized economies. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Czech koruna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (256 words)
The Czech koruna ("koruna" means crown) has been the currency of the Czech Republic since February 8, 1993.
The official name in Czech is koruna česká (the plural form is "koruny české", but the genitive plural form "korun českých" is usually found on banknotes), the ISO 4217 code is CZK and the local acronym is Kč.
One koruna equals 100 haléřů (abbreviated as "h", singular: haléř).
BIGpedia - Koruna - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (527 words)
The Koruna (English translation Crown) is the currency used in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The official name, the ISO 4217 code and the local acronym for koruna is Slovenská koruna, SKK, Sk (for Slovak koruna) and Koruna Česká, CZK, Kč (for Czech koruna).
The exchange rate (as of January 2005) of the Czech koruna to the US dollar is about 23 crowns to 1 dollar.
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