Coins of the Slovak koruna (1939–45)

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The coins of the WWII Slovak koruna (slovak: koruna slovenská) were the first coins ever minted by a Slovak state. These coins were minted in the Kremnica mint, once the common state mint of the whole Czechoslovak state. Coins carried not only monetary but also propaganda function: they showed the symbols of the Slovak nation and the just born independent Slovak state. Lower denominations were made of base metals, while those above 5 Ks contained silver.

World War II Issues
Image Value Technical parameters Description Date of
Obverse Reverse Diameter Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse first minting issue withdrawal
KSh 5 1942 obverse.jpg KSh 5 1942 reverse.jpg 5 h 14 mm 0.94 g Zinc Smooth Coat of arms, SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA1, year of minting Value 1942 14 December 1942 31 December 1947
KSh 10 1942 obverse.JPG KSh 10 1942 reverse.JPG 10 h 16 mm 1.65 g Brass
92% copper
8% zinc
Smooth Coat of arms, "SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA", year of minting Value, view of Bratislava with the castle and the Danube 1939 20 November 1939 31 December 1947
KSh 20 1940 obverse.JPG KSh 20 1940 reverse.JPG 20 h 18 mm 2.5 g Value, view of the Nitra Castle 1940 15 May 1940 31 July 1943
KSh 20 1942 obverse.jpg KSh 20 1942 reverse.jpg 20 h 18 mm 0.65 g Aluminium Smooth Coat of arms, "SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA", year of minting Value, view of the Nitra Castle 1942 28 November 1942 31 May 1948
KSh 50 1941 obverse.jpg KSh 50 1941 reverse.jpg 50 h 20 mm 3.33 g Cupronickel
80% copper
20% nickel
Value, plough 1940 12 March 1941 29 February 1948
KSh 50 1943 obverse.jpg KSh 50 1943 reverse.jpg 50 h 0.97 g Aluminium Milled 1943 15 September 1943
KS 1 1942 obverse.jpg KS 1 1942 reverse.jpg 1 Ks 22 mm 5 g Cupronickel
80% copper
20% nickel
Value 1940 31 December 1940 31 May 1947
KS 5 1939 obverse.jpg KS 5 1939 reverse.jpg 5 Ks 27 mm 8 g Nickel Coat of arms, value, year of minting Andrej Hlinka, "ZA BOHA ŽIVOT. ZA NÁROD SLOBODU" 1939 26 July 1939
KS 10 1944 obverse.JPG KS 10 1944 reverse.JPG 10 Ks 29 mm 7 g 500‰ silver Smooth Coat of arms, "SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA", year of minting Value, Pribina, "PRIBINA + 861 KNIEŽA SLOVENSKA" 1944 10 August 1944 31 December 1947
KS 20 1939 obverse.jpg KS 20 1939 reverse.jpg 20 Ks 31 mm 15 g Milled Coat of arms, "SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA", value Jozef Tiso, "DR. JOZEF TISO - PRVÝ PREZIDENT SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY", date of minting 1939 26 October 1939
KS 20 1941 obverse.jpg KS 20 1941 reverse.jpg 20 Ks Coat of arms, "SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA", year of minting Value, Saints Cyril and Methodius 1941 6 October 1941
KS 50 1944 obverse.JPG KS 50 1944 reverse.JPG 50 Ks 34 mm 16.5 g 700‰ silver Coat of arms, "SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA", value Jozef Tiso, "VERNÍ SEBE - SVORNE NAPRED", year of minting 1944 13 March 1944
These images are to scale at 2.5 pixels per millimeter, a standard for world coins. For table standards, see the coin specification table.