Banknotes of the Yugoslav dinar

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The banknotes of the Yugoslav dinar are the several series of paper money emitted by the central bank of the different consecutive states named Yugoslavia (Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Federal Republic of Yugoslavia).

1920 dinar[edit]

In 1920, the National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes issued notes for 10, 100 and 1000 dinara. The 10 dinara note was engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company.[1] In 1926 the government changed the design of the 10 dinara bill.[2]

1920–1926 Series
Image Value Dimensions Main Colour Description Date of
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse printing issue withdrawal lapse
10-Dinara-1920.jpg 10-Dinara-1920-reverse.jpg 10 din. Blue male nude with wheel rocky landscape 1 November 1920
10-Dinara-1926.jpg 10-Dinara-1926-reverse.jpg 10 din. Red a woman coat of arms, silhouette of a church 26 May 1926
100-Dinara-1920.jpg 100-Dinara-1920-reverse.jpg 100 din. Yellow a woman ships and a peasant 30 November 1920
1000-Dinara-1920.jpg 1000-Dinara-1920-reverse.jpg 1000 din. Violet Saint George and the Dragon man ploughing, different cities (Sarajevo top left, Belgrade at bottom center, Ljubljana top right, Zagreb bottom right)
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre. For table standards, see the banknote specification table.

Following the change of the country's name to Yugoslavia in 1929, the bank notes changed as well. New 10 dinara notes were printed that were the same as the old ones with a changed name and a new design of 100 dinara note was issued. In the following years each, other denominations were redesigned, including the 1000 dinara notes in 1931 and 500 dinara notes in 1935.

1929–1939 Series
Image Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
Obverse Reverse
10-dinara-1939.jpg 10 dinara Green King Peter
Old Bridge in Mostar
a woman 1939
20-Dinara-1936.jpg 20 dinara Brown King Peter a womam 1936
50-Dinara-1931.jpg 50-Dinara-1931-back.jpg 50 dinara Brown King Aleksandar Ivan Meštrović's statue оf Prince Marko riding his horse Šarac 1931
YugoslaviaP27b-100Dinara-1929 f.jpg 100 dinara Violet a woman with sword ships and a peasant 1929
100-Dinara-1934.jpg a woman and a soldier two working women, city of Dubrovnik in background 1934
500-Dinara-1935.jpg 500 dinara Blue King Peter women working 1935
1000-dinara-1931.jpg 1000 dinara Yellow Queen Maria of Yugoslavia two women, one with a sickle and wheat, another with sword and shield 1931
1000-Dinara-1935.jpg three horsemen and a woman
a teacher and a pupil
a fisherman and a blacksmith 1935
10000-Dinara-1936.jpg 10,000 dinara Brown King Peter two farm workers 1936
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1944 dinar[edit]

In 1944, the Democratic Federation of Yugoslavia issued notes for 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 dinara.

1944 Series
Image Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
1-dinar-1944.jpg 1 dinar partisan coat of arms
indication of value
1944
5-Dinara-1944.jpg 5 dinara blue
10-DINARA-1944.jpg 10 dinara pink
20-dinara-1944.jpg 20 dinara red
50-dinara-1944.jpg 50 dinara dark blue
100-dinara-1944.jpg 100 dinara dark green
500-dinara-1944.jpg 500 dinara brown
1000-dinara-1944.jpg 1000 dinara green
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1946 dinar[edit]

These were followed in 1946 by notes of the National Bank of the Federal People's Republic for 50, 100, 500 and 1000 dinara. 5000 dinara notes were introduced in 1950.

1946–1950 Series
Image Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
50-Dinara-1946.jpg 50 dinara Yellow a miner a lumberjack 1946
100-Dinara-1946 Front.jpg 100 dinara Brown a blacksmith and a harvester a fisherman
500-Dinara-1946.jpg 500 dinara Brown a partisan (Milivoje Rodić, later colonel of the Yugoslav army) farmer ploughing
1000din-1946.jpg 1000 dinara Brown working woman Jajce waterfall and a figure of a woman with a sword
5000-Dinara-1950.jpg 5,000 dinara Dark blue a ship in the harbour steel mill workers 1950
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1955 dinar[edit]

The new banknotes were issued in 1955 for 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 dinara.

Ten years later, in 1965, there was a revaluation of the dinar for the first time since World War II.

1955–1963 Series
Image Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
Jugoslavia-100-dinara-1963.jpg 100 dinara Red a woman Dubrovnik 1955
Yug074 f.JPG 500 dinara Green woman with sickle harvest
1000din-1963.jpg 1000 dinara Brown Arif Heralić a factory
5000-Dinara-1955.jpg 5,000 dinara Dark blue Relief by Ivan Meštrović at the Federal Parliament building Federal Parliament building
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1966 dinar[edit]

In 1966, banknotes (dated 1965) were introduced in denominations of 5, 10, 50 and 100 dinara. They used the same obverse design as the 1955–1963 notes. 500 dinara notes were added in 1970, followed by 20 and 1000 dinara in 1974.

1965–1981 Series
Image Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
5-Dinara-1965f.jpg 5-Dinara-1965b.jpg 5 dinara 123 x 59 mm Green Woman with sickle tractors 1965
YUD 5 1968 obverse.jpg YUD 5 1968 reverse.jpg Indication of value 1968
10-Dinara-1965.jpg -10Dinara-1965-donatedmjd b.jpg 10 dinara 131 x 62 mm Brown Arif Heralić a factory 1965
YUD 10 1981 obverse.jpg YUD 10 1981 reverse.jpg Indication of value 1968
YUD 20 1974 obverse.jpg YUD 20 1974 reverse.jpg 20 dinara 139 x 65 mm Violet Ship dockside Indication of value 1974
50-Dinara-1965f.jpg 50-Dinara-1965b.jpg 50 dinara 140 x 66 mm Blue Relief by Ivan Meštrović at the Parliament building in Belgrade Federal Parliament Building 1965
YUD 50 1968 obverse.jpg YUD 50 1968 reverse.jpg Indication of value 1968
YUD 100 1986 obverse.jpg YUD 100 1986 reverse.jpg 100 dinara 148 x 70 mm Red The Monument of Peace by Antun Augustinčić (1900–1979) in New York in front of the main UN building. 1965
YUD 500 1981 obverse.jpg YUD 500 1981 reverse.jpg 500 dinara 156 x 74 mm Dark green 1970
YUD 1000 1981 obverse.jpg YUD 1000 1981 reverse.jpg 1000 dinara 164 x 78 mm Grey Woman with fruits 1974
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1985 dinar[edit]

In 1985, a new series of notes began with the introduction of 5000 dinara notes featuring a portrait of the late President Josip Broz Tito. As inflation worsened into hyperinflation, banknotes for 20,000 dinara were introduced in 1987, followed by 50,000 dinara in 1988 and 100,000, 500,000, 1 million and 2 million dinara in 1989. The 500,000 and 2 million dinara notes were unusual in that they did not feature a portrait but an image of the monument on Kozara.

1985–1989 Series
Obverse Reverse Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
5000-Yugoslav-dinar-1985 09.jpg 5000-Yugoslav-dinar-1985 10.jpg 5,000 dinara Blue Josip Broz Tito Jajce 1985
20000-Dinara-1987.jpg 20,000 dinara Brown Alija Sirotanović Mining equipment 1987
50k-Yugoslav dinar-1988 05.jpg 50k-Yugoslav dinar-1988 06.jpg 50,000 dinara Green a woman Dubrovnik 1988
100k-dinar-Yugoslav-1990 03.jpg 100k-dinar-Yugoslav-1989 04.jpg 100,000 dinara Red a girl various letters and numerals 1989
500000-Dinara-1989.JPG 500,000 dinara Violet Battle of Kozara Memorial Battle of Sutjeska Memorial
1Million-Dinara-1989.jpg 1,000,000 dinara Yellow a young woman a spike of wheat
2Million-Dinara-1989.jpg 2,000,000 dinara Dark Green and Brown Battle of Kozara Memorial "Broken wings" monument in Šumarice
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1990 dinar[edit]

In 1990, notes were introduced for 10, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 dinara, some of which had designs very similar to those used for the corresponding notes of the previous currency. In 1991, 5000 dinara notes were added.

1990–1991 Series
Obverse Reverse Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
10-dinara-1990.jpg 10 dinara red a girl various letters and numerals 1990
50-Dinara-1990.jpg 50 dinara violet Battle of Kozara memorial Battle of the Sutjeska Memorial 1990
50dinara 01.06.1990.jpg purple a boy flowers
100-dinar-Yugoslav-1990 02.jpg 100-dinar-Yugoslav-1990 01.jpg 100 dinara yellow young woman spike of wheat 1990
HD-Yugoslav-100-dinar-1991-front.jpg HD-Yugoslav-100-dinar-1991-back.jpg green 1991
200-dianara-1990.jpg 200 dinara dark green and brown Battle of Kozara memorial "Broken wings" monument in Šumarice 1990
500 dinar 1990 Yugoslav obverse.jpg 500 dinar 1990 Yugoslav reverse.jpg 500 dinara blue young man mountain
HD-Yugoslav-500-dinar-1991-front.jpg HD-Yugoslav-500-dinar-1991-back.jpg brown 1991
1000-dinara-1990.jpg 1000 dinara brown Nikola Tesla Tesla coil 1990
1000-dinara-1991.jpg blue 1991
5000-dinara-1991.jpg 5,000 dinara dark blue Ivo Andrić Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1992 dinar[edit]

In 1992, notes for 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000 and 50,000 dinara were introduced in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Again, designs modified from the previous series of notes were used but this time not in order that notes of equal value had similar designs. In 1993, owing to hyperinflation, the higher value notes were introduced for 100,000, 500,000, 1 million, 5 million, 10 million, 50 million, 100 million, 500 million, 1 milliard (billion) and 10 milliard dinara.

1992–1993 Series
Obverse Reverse Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
100-dinara-1992.jpg 100 dinara Blue a young woman a spike of wheat 1992
500-Dinara-1992.jpg 500 dinara Violet a young man mountain
1000-Yugoslav dinar-1992 07.jpg 1000-Yugoslav dinar-1992 08.jpg 1000 dinara Red Nikola Tesla Tesla coil
5000-din-1992.jpg 5,000 dinara Dark green Ivo Andrić Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
10000-Yugoslav-dinar-1992 08.jpg 10000-Yugoslav-dinar-1992 07.jpg 10,000 dinara Brown and dark red a girl various letters and numerals
YugoslaviaP117-50000Dinara-1992 f.JPG 50,000 dinara Green and violet a boy flowers
100000-Yugoslav-dinar-1993 05.jpg 100000-Yugoslav-dinar-1993 06.jpg 100,000 dinara Yellow and green a young woman sunflowers 1993
500k-Yugoslav dinar-1993 03.jpg 500k-Yugoslav dinar-1993 04.jpg 500,000 dinara Blue and orange a young man mountain
1000000-Dinara-1993.jpg 1,000,000 dinara Blue, pink and yellow a boy flowers
5000000-Dinara-1993.JPG 5000000-Yugoslav dinar-1993 02.jpg 5,000,000 dinara Green and dark red Nikola Tesla Tesla coil and a hydro power plant
10000000-Yugoslav dinar-1993 01.jpg 10000000-Yugoslav dinar-1993 02.jpg 10,000,000 dinara Grey and light green Ivo Andrić National Library of Serbia
50000000-Dinara-1993.jpg 50,000,000 dinara Pink and grey a girl Captain Miša's Mansion
10000-dinar-1993-Yugoslav-reverse.jpg 10000-dinar-1993-Yugoslav-obverse.jpg 100,000,000 dinara Light blue and grey a young man Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
500million-Dinara-1993.jpg 500,000,000 dinara Violet and grey a young woman Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Belgrade
1billion-dinara-1993.JPG 1,000,000,000 dinara Pink and light blue a girl Federal Parliament
10mlrd-dinara-1993.jpg 10,000,000,000 dinara Pink and dark grey Nikola Tesla Tesla coil
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1993 dinar[edit]

Banknotes for this currency were issued in denominations of 5000, 10,000, 50,000, 500,000, 5 million, 50 million, 500 million, 5 billion, 50 billion and 500 billion. The unusual sequence of denominations is a result of the hyperinflation that Yugoslavia was suffering from.

1993 Series
Obverse Reverse Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
5000-dinar-Yugoslav-1993 05.jpg 5000-dinar-Yugoslav-1993 06.jpg 5,000 dinara Brown and orange Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Museum 1993
10-000-dinara-1993.jpg 10,000 dinara Brown and green Vuk Karadžić Tršić and Tronoša
50-000-dinara-1993.jpg 50000-Yugoslav-dinar-1993 02.jpg 50,000 dinara Violet and blue Petar II Petrović Njegoš Cetinje monastery
500000-Dinara-1993.jpg 500,000 dinara Green and yellow Dositej Obradović Hopovo monastery
5million-Yugoslav-dinar-1993 04.jpg 5million-Yugoslav-dinar-1993 03.jpg 5,000,000 dinara Brown and green Karađorđe Church and mansion of Karađorđe
50Million-Dinara-1993.jpg HD-1993-Yugoslav-50million-dinar-back.jpg 50,000,000 dinara Red and violet Mihajlo Pupin Telephone Exchange building
500million-dinar-1993-Yugoslav-obverse.jpg 500million-dinar-1993-Yugoslav-reverse.jpg 500,000,000 dinara Violet and blue Jovan Cvijić Captain Miša's Mansion
5Billion-Dinara-1993.jpg 5,000,000,000 dinara AA8834425 Orange and yellow Đura Jakšić Vraćevšnica monastery
HD-1993-Yugoslav-50million-dinar-front.jpg 50,000,000,000 dinara Pink and light blue Mihajlo Pupin Prince Miloš's Residence
500000000000 dinars.jpg 500,000,000,000 dinara Dark red and blue Jovan Jovanović Zmaj National Library of Serbia
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

1994 dinar[edit]

In January, 1994, notes were issued for 10, 100, 1000, 5000, 50,000, 100,000, 500,000 and 10 million dinara. Owing to hyperinflation, they circulated just for a couple of weeks before the currency was abandoned in favour of the novi dinar, pegged to the Deutsche Mark as it was used parallel with dinar. Novi dinar's peg to DM lasted till 2002 when the National Bank of Yugoslavia moved to floating exchange rate. 10 and 100 dinar notes were characteristic for lack of serial number on them.

1994 Series
Obverse Reserse Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
10-Dinara-1994.jpg 10 dinara Green and brown Josif Pančić Mountain and Picea omorika 1994
Originalslika-100-dinara-1994-UNC-513112.jpg 100 dinara Blue and violet Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Museum
1000-dinara-1994.jpg 1000 dinara Violet and red Petar II Petrović Njegoš Cetinje monastery
Yugoslavia 5000 dinars 1994.jpg Back yuguslavia 5000 dinars from 1994.jpg 5,000 dinara Blue and violet Dositej Obradović Hopovo monastery
50-000-din-1994.jpg 50,000 dinara Red and violet Karađorđe Church and mension of Karađorđe
500000-Dinara-1994 f.jpg 500,000 dinara Yellow and orange Jovan Cvijić Captain Miša's Mansion
10000000-Dinara-1994.JPG 10,000,000 dinara
(1992 banknote overprinted with "1994")
Grey and light green Ivo Andrić National Library of Serbia
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

Novi dinar[edit]

1994 series[edit]

On January 24, 1994, notes were introduced for 1, 5 and 10 novih (new) dinara. A second series of notes was introduced later in the year for 5, 10 and 20 novih dinara, with 50 and 100 novih dinara notes added in 1996, and 200 novih dinara added in 1999.

1994–1996 "Novi dinar" Series
Image Value Dimensions Predominant colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
1-novi-dinar-1994.jpg 1 novi dinar Brown and green Josif Pančić Mountain and Picea omorika 1994
5NovihDinara-1994.jpg 5 novih dinara Pink Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Museum
5-novih-dinara-1994.jpg Purple
10NovihDinara-1994-1.jpg 10 novih dinara Violet and blue Petar II Petrović Njegoš Cetinje monastery
10NewDinars-1994-2.jpg Red and brown
20-novih-dinara-1994.jpg 20 novih dinara Orange and green Đura Jakšić Vraćevšnica monastery
50-novih-dinara-1996.jpg 50 novih dinara Blue Miloš Obrenović Prince Miloš's Residence 1996
100-dinara-1996.jpg 100 novih dinara Yellow Dositej Obradović Hopovo monastery
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

2000 series[edit]

In 2000, new notes without the word "novih" were issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50 and 100 dinara. 200 and 1000 dinara notes were introduced in 2001, followed by 5000 dinara in 2002.

Beginning in 2003, banknotes of the (re-established) National Bank of Serbia were introduced. These banknotes use almost the same design as the 2000–2002 Yugoslav notes. The main difference is that the words Narodna Banka Jugoslavije (National Bank of Yugoslavia) are changed to Narodna Banka Srbije (National Bank of Serbia) and the coat of arms of Serbia and Montenegro is changed to the Serbian coat of arms. Banknotes released by the national bank of Yugoslavia between 2000 and 2002 were withdrawn from circluation on 1 January 2007.[3]

2000–2002 Series
Image Value Dimensions Colour Obverse Reverse First printed date
10-Dinara-2000.jpg 10 dinara Ochre-yellow Vuk Karadžić
Filip Višnjić in the background
Figure of Vuk Karadžić
Members of the First Slavic Congress held in Prague in 1848
Vignette of the letters Vuk introduced
2000
20-Dinara-2000.jpg 20 dinara Green Petar II Petrović Njegoš Statue of Njegoš from the Njegoš's mausoleum
Mount Lovćen
50-Dinara-2000.jpg 50 dinara Purple Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac
A piano
Figure of Mokranjac
A motif of Miroslav Gospels illumination scores
Notes
100-Dinara-2000.jpg 100 dinara Blue Nikola Tesla
Definition of tesla, a unit of magnetic flux density
Portrait of Nikola Tesla
A detail from the Tesla's AC motor
200-Dinara-2001.jpg 200 dinara Brown Nadežda Petrović
Statue of Nadežda Petrović
Silhouette of the Gračanica Monastery
Figure of Nadežda Petrović
Gračanica Monastery
2001
1000-Dinara-2001.jpg 1000 dinara Red Đorđe Vajfert
An outline of Vajfert's brewery

Portrait of Vajfert
Hologram image of St. George and the Dragon
Details from the interior of the old building of the National Bank of Yugoslavia

5000-Dinara-2002.jpg 5,000 dinara Purple and green

Slobodan Jovanović
Ornamental detail from the building of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Portrait of Slobodan Jovanović
Silhouette of the National Parliament

2002
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre, a standard for world banknotes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuhaj, 2010, p. 1254.
  2. ^ Cuhaj, 2010, p. 1255.
  3. ^ "Banknotes withdrawn from circulation , National Bank of Serbia". nbs.rs. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 

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