Slovakia 1997 5000 korun

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Sincona sale 54, lot 1158
This specimen was lot 1158 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$417 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SLOWAKEI, Republik, seit 1993. 5000 Korun 1997. Unesco. Banska Stiavnica. 8000 Exemplare geprägt. Polierte Platte. FDC. (republic of Slovakia, since 1993, 5,000 korun of 1997, for UNESCO. 8000 pieces struck, Choice Proof.)"
Slovakia, long a part of the kingdom of Hungary, was joined with Bohemia and Moravia as the republic of Czechoslovakia in 1918 in the aftermath of World War One. After many vicissitudes, including forty years of Communist rule, the Slovaks obtained a divorce from the Czechs in 1993 and began their own career as a independent country. This NCLT honors the historic Stiavnica mines.

Recorded mintage: 8,000 proofs.

Specification: 9.50 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 9.50 g.

Catalog reference: KM 36, Fr-2.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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