Koruna: coin of Czechoslovak Republic; 100 haléř


100 korun, 1951: Czechoslovak Republic

100 korun, 1951: Czechoslovak Republic


100: denomination without indicating the name of the coin.

Lesser coat of arms of Czechoslovakia: a lion rampant argent with forked tail crowned with a golden crown, with a golden tongue and claws (Czechia), bearing on the breast a gules shield with three hills azure; a silver patriarchal cross (Slovakia) was erected on the middle, highest hill.

TRICET LET KOMUNISTICKÉ STRANY ČESKOSLOVENSKA, 1921-1951: thirty years of the Communist party of Czechoslovakia, 1921-1951.

KLEMENT GOTTWALD: portrait of Klement Gottwald — Czech communist politician, who was the leader of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from 1929 until 1953; President of Czechoslovakia (1948-1953).

Interesting about tribute to Klement Gottwald: Czechian city Zlín was renamed Gottwaldov after him (1949-1989) and Ukrainian city Zmiiv was named Gotvald after him (1976-1990).

Stars and waves ornament on the edge of the coin.

Coin design: Otakar Španiel (Czech sculptor and engraver).

Mintage: 1.000.000.

  • Silver (0.500): 31 mm - 14 g
  • Reference price: 10$

COIN KORUNA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1922-1992): Czechoslovak Republic + Czechoslovak Socialist Republic + Czech and Slovak Federative Republic — koruna = 100 haléř
  2. CZECHIA: Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (1941-1944) + Czech Republic (1992-…) — koruna = 100 haléř
  3. SLOVAKIA: Slovak Republic (1939-1948 + 1993-2008) — koruna = 100 halier

About the name of the coin koruna: the name of the koruna coin (as well as related numismatic terms: crown, corona, korona, krone, kroon, króna, krona...) comes from the Latin term "Corona", which literally means "crown" (a traditional form of head adornment, worn by monarchs as a symbol of their power and dignity). That is, koruna — a coin with the image of the royal crown (at least it was like that before).
If you carefully study the numismatic sources, it becomes clear that the koruna is a purely Central European coin of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among its issuers, you can find two neighbors — the Czech Republic (including the German occupation of the Czech lands during World War II — Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia) and Slovakia, as well as their temporary union — Czechoslovakia.