Czech Republic


50 Korun, 1993

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Front: St. Agnes of Bohemia (1211-1282),

Agnes was the daughter of Bohemian king Premysl Otakar I and Constance of Hungary, the sister of King Andrew II of Hungary.

Agnes devoted her life to religious works. She became a member of the Poor Clares, a religious order founded by Clare of Assisi on Franciscan principles. Using her own assets, she founded the hospital of St. Francis (ca. 1232-33) and her own abbey, built in the Gothic architecture style for which Prague is famous. She is the patron saint of Bohemia.

Back: Large A within a gothic window frame


100 Korun, 1993

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Front: Charles IV (1316-1378), Holy Roman Emperor 1355-1378

Charles was elected as a rival King of the Romans to Emperor Louis IV, succeeded his father John of Luxemburg as King of Bohemia and Count of Luxembourg in 1346. He was crowned as emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1355. After 1349, Charles IV was the uncontested ruler of the Holy Roman Empire till his death in 1378.

Back: Large seal of Charles University


500 Korun, 2009

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Front: Bozena Nemcova (1820-1862), Czech writer

Back: Laureate woman

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1000 Korun, 2008

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Front: Frantisek Palacky (1798-1876), Czech historian and politician

Back: Eagle spread its wing over the Kromeriz Castle

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2000 Korun, 2007

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Front: Ema Destinnova (1878-1930), Czech operatic soprano

Back: Euterpe with musical instruments

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5000 Korun, 2009

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Front: Thomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), President of Czechoslovakia 1818-1935

Back: Montage of Prague Gothic and Baroque buildings

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Czech Republic, bordered by Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria, was part of Czechoslovakia 1918-38 and 1945-92. Incorporated into Germany as Bohemia & Moravia 1939-45. Czechoslovakia came under Soviet domination after WWII. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution". On January 1, 1993, the country agreed to separate into two independent countries, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Czech Republic.




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