Arif Heralić on the 10 dinara banknote.
|Died||17 June 1971 (aged 49)|
|Occupation||blast furnace worker|
|Known for||Being on a banknote|
Arif Heralić (5 May 1922 – 17 June 1971) was a Bosnian Roma metal worker on a blast furnace in Zenica. He had 11 children and issues with alcoholism and mental illness. As a disabled worker, Heralić died in extreme poverty in 1971.
Banknote and iconography
His picture was taken by N. Bibić, a Borba news photographer, in 1954 and from the papers he came to feature on a 1,000 Yugoslav dinar banknote issued from 1955 to 1981, re-dominated to ten new dinars since 1965. He is still (as of 2013) popular as an icon of industrial worker in the former Yugoslavia.
A later banknote shows Alija Sirotanović.
- Alija Sirotanović, model for a 20,000 dinara banknote
- Viščević, Zlatko (2 April 2007). "Arif Heralić, lik s novčanice od 1.000 i 10 jugoslavenskih dinara".
- Berčić, Vojdrag (1967). "Devalvacija jednog osmjeha".
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