Banknotes from Czechoslovakia

The Republic of Czechoslovakia was founded after the World War I with its independence being proclaimed on October 28, 1918. Its area used to be a part of the old Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The so-called First Republic lasted till 1938 when the region along the border with Germany called Sudetenland was annexed by the Germany. The country was invaded by Germany in 1939 and the protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia was established. The country's independence was reestablished after the World War II in 1945. The control of the government was seized by the Communists in February 1948, which sent the country under the Soviet sphere of influence. The country was converted into the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic by the adoption of new constitution in 1960. The era of Communists ended in 1989 by the so-called Velvet Revolution and the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic was formed, which was split into the Czech Republic and The Republic of Slovakia in 1993. After the creation of an independent Czechoslovakia in 1918, an urgent need emerged for the establishment of a new currency system that would distinguish itself from the currencies of the other newly born countries suffering from inflation. On April 10, 1919, a currency reform took place, defining the new koruna as equal in value to the Austro-Hungarian krone. The first banknotes came into circulation the same year, the coins three years later, in 1922. This first koruna circulated until 1939, when separate currencies for Bohemia and Moravia and Slovakia were introduced (both at par with the Czechoslovak koruna). The Czechoslovak koruna was re-established in 1945, replacing the two previous currencies at par. Effective from June 1, 1953, a currency reform was declared. On February 8, 1993, the Czechoslovak koruna was replaced by the Czech koruna and the Slovak koruna, both at par.
Wikidata: Q33946

See also: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bohemia and Moravia, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austria - Habsburg, Moravia

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Koruna (1945-1953)

100 Haléřů = 1 Koruna

5 Korun
1944

Standard banknote
P# 46
5 Korun
(1945)

Standard banknote
80 × 44 mm
P# 59
Available for swap 5 Korun
1949

Standard banknote
80 × 44 mm
P# 68
Available for swap 10 Korun
1945

Standard banknote
103 × 54 mm
P# 60
Available for swap 20 Korun
1944

Standard banknote
155 × 76 mm
P# 47
Available for swap 20 Korun
(1945)

Standard banknote
117 × 67 mm
P# 61
Available for swap 20 Korun
1949

Standard banknote
P# 70
50 Korun
(1945-1948)

Standard banknote
76 × 140 mm
P# 62
50 Korun
1948

Standard banknote
P# 66
50 Korun
1950

Standard banknote
138 × 65 mm
P# 71
100 Korun
1944

Standard banknote
164 × 83 mm
P# 48
Available for swap 100 Korun
(1945)

Standard banknote
154 × 83 mm
P# 63
100 Korun
1945

Standard banknote
145 × 75 mm
P# 67
500 Korun
(1945-)

Standard banknote
P# 64
1000 Korun
1945

Standard banknote
178 × 87 mm
P# 74
5000 Korun
1945

190 × 87 mm
P# 75

Koruna (1953-1992)

100 Haléřů = 1 Koruna

1 Koruna
1953

Standard banknote
101 × 52 mm
P# 78

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