Bohemian and Moravian koruna

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Bohemian and Moravian koruna
A one koruna 1939 over-stamped note
 1/100 haléř
Plural The language(s) of this currency belong(s) to the Slavic languages. There is more than one way to construct plural forms.
Symbol K
 haléř h
Banknotes 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000 korun
Coins 10, 20, 50 haléřů, 1 koruna
User(s)  Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

The Bohemian and Moravian koruna, known as the Protectorate crown (in Czech: Protektorátní koruna), was the currency of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia between 1939 and 1945. It was subdivided into 100 haléřů.


The Bohemian and Moravian koruna replaced the Czechoslovak koruna at par and was replaced by the reconstituted Czechoslovak koruna, again at par. It was pegged to the Reichsmark at a rate of 1 Reichsmark = 10 koruna and was initially equal in value to the Slovak koruna, although this currency was devalued in 1940.


In 1940, zinc 10, 20 and 50 haléřů coins were introduced, followed by zinc 1 koruna in 1941. The reverse designs were very similar to the earlier Czechoslovak coins.


Czechoslovak banknotes for 1 koruna and 5 korun were stamped (and later printed) with "Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren" over "Protektorát Čechy a Morava," and subsequently issued in Bohemia and Moravia beginning on February 9, 1940.[1] These were followed by regular government issues of 1, 5, 50 and 100 korun in 1940,[2] 10 korun in 1942,[3] and 20 and 50 korun in 1944.[4] Nationalbank für Böhmen und Mähren in Prag (National Bank for Bohemia and Moravia in Prague) introduced 500 and 100 korun notes in 1942, followed in 1943 by overprinted Czechoslovak 5000 korun notes. In 1944, the National Bank issued regular 5000 korun notes.[4]

Complete issue of Bohemian-Moravian koruna banknotes[edit]

Period Issue Value Date Image Comments
Bohemia and Moravia[3]
1939 Provisional Issue 11 Koruna 1939ND (1939) BOH&MOR-1-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-1 Koruna-(1939)ND.jpg
55 Korun 1939ND (1939) BOH&MOR-2-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-5 Korun (1939)ND.jpg Jungmann
1940 Issue 1 1 Koruna 1940ND (1940) BOH&MOR-3-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-1 Koruna (1940)ND.jpg
55 Korun 1940ND (1940) BOH&MOR-4-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-5 Korun (1940)ND.jpg
50 50 Korun 19401940 BOH&MOR-5a-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-50 Korun (1940).jpg
100100 Korun 19401940 BOH&MOR-7a-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-100 Korun (1940).jpg Prague Castle & Charles Bridge
1942–44 Issue 1010 Korun 19421942 BOH&MOR-8-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-10 Korun (1942).jpg
20 20 Korun 19441944 BOH&MOR-9a-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-20 Korun (1944).jpg
50 50 Korun 19441944 BOH&MOR-10-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-50 Korun (1944).jpg
National Bank
for Bohemia and Moravia[4]
1942–44 Issue 500500 Korun 19421942 500 Kronen BM1942-2.jpg Brandl
10001,000 Korun 19421942 BOH&MOR-15-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-1000 Korun (1942).jpg Parler
5000 5,000 Korun 19431943 BOH&MOR-16-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-5000 Korun (1943).jpg Overprint on a 1920 Czech note - Specimen
50005,000 Korun 19441944 5000 Kronen BM1944.jpg St. Wenceslas

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Linzmayer, Owen (2011). "Bohemia and Moravia". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, CA: Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  2. ^ Cuhaj 2010, p. 125.
  3. ^ a b Cuhaj 2010, pp. 125–26.
  4. ^ a b c Cuhaj 2010, p. 126.


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