After World War I, Austria-Hungary broke up into many states and its southeastern portion merged with Serbia to form the KSCS. The krone replaced the Austro-Hungarian krone at par on November 12, 1918. It circulated alongside the Serbian dinar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia with an exchange rate of 1 dinar = 4 kronen. The exact date at which the krone ceased to circulate is unclear, with one source indicating that the krone was still in circulation at the end of 1922.
The 1919 First Provisional Issue of the Yugoslav krone was (very similar to the Banknotes of the Czechoslovak koruna (1919) issued on 1912 Austro-Hungarian banknotes (with a black validating oval overprint) in 10, 20, 50, 100, and 1,000 Kronen denominations. The 1919 Second Provisional Issue contained the same denominations of 1912 Austro-Hungarian notes, but instead of an oval overprint, adhesive stamps were used for validation. The stamps on 10, 20 and 50 kronen were tri-lingual (Serbian, Croatian, and Slovenian), while stamps on the 100 and 1000 krone notes could be any of the three languages.
A brief 1919 dinar issue (1/2, 1, and 5 dinara) was replaced by the Ministry of Finance of the KSCS with a 1919 Krone Provisional Issue ("krone on dinar" notes), which were printed as dinar and overprinted with krone at the ratio of 1 dinar = 4 kronen. Denominations issued were 2, 4, 20, 40, 80, 400 and 4000 kronen on ½, 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1000 dinara. Only the 2 kronen on ½ dinar and 4 kronen on 1 dinar had variants without the overprint. It is as yet ambiguous as to whether the overprinted version was issued before or after.
- Cuhaj, 2010, 1252.
- Cuhaj, 2010, p. 1253.
- Cuhaj, 2010, p. 1254.
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