Denar: coin from Republic of Macedonia (1993-...); 100 deni

DENAR: COIN OF MACEDONIA

1 denar, 2000: Republic of Macedonia

1 denar (денар), 2000: Republic of Macedonia

Theme of the commemorative circulation coin: 2000th anniversary of Christianity.

НАРОДНА БАНКА НА РЕПУБЛИКА МАКЕДОНИЈА: NATIONAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA.

ДЕНАР - 1 - DENAR: the denomination of the coin is indicated in Cyrillic and Latin letters (common practice for the former Yugoslavia and certain post-Yugoslav states).

Ancient Byzantine coin — follis (serves as the logo of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia; why this particular coin was chosen for the logo, information could not be found).

Iconostasis cross from the Church of St. George; Polog Monastery in Kavadarci.

Coin design: Biljana Unkovska.

Mintage: 3.088.000.

  • Nickel brass: 23.8 mm - 5 g
  • Reference price: 4$

COIN DENAR — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA (1993-2019) + REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA (2019-…): denar = 100 deni
MANY MEDIEVAL ISSUERS: AUSTRIA, POLAND, BOHEMIA, GERMANY, POLAND, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND...

About the name of the coin denar: the numismatic term "denar" comes from the name of the ancient Roman coin denarius. The same etymology is also characteristic of the following coins: denár, denaro, denier, dinar, dinero, diner, etc.
I think it is necessary to make some clarifications regarding the use of one or another numismatic term to denote related coins in terms of etymology. My own reasoning...
Thus, the cult in numismatics ancient Roman (Republic and Empire) silver coin should be clearly called denarius. Often (at least in our country, in Ukraine) these coins are mistakenly called "denar".
In fact, it is fair to use the term "denar" to denote two types of coins:
— Medieval silver coin of a number of issuers: Austria, Poland, Bohemia, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland... extremely common type of European coins.
— Modern currency and coin of the North Macedonia.
Denár (not denar): a purely medieval Hungarian type of coin denar.