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Croatian dinar

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Croatian dinar
ISO 4217
Banknotes1, 5, 10, 25, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000, 100,000 dinars
Date of introduction23 December 1991
Date of withdrawal30 May 1994
User(s) Croatia
Central bankCroatian National Bank
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

The dinar was the currency of Croatia between 1991 and 1994. The ISO 4217 code was HRD.


The Croatian dinar replaced the 1990 version of the Yugoslav dinar at par on 23 December 1991. It was a transitional currency introduced following Croatia's declaration of independence. During its existence, the dinar declined in value by a factor of about 70.

On 30 May 1994, the dinar was replaced by the kuna at a rate of 1 kuna = 1000 dinara. The currency was not used in the occupied territories comprising the Republic of Serbian Krajina.


Denomination Date of issue
1 dinar 8 October 1991
5 dinars
10 dinars
25 dinars
100 dinars
500 dinars
1,000 dinars
2,000 dinars 15 January 1992
5,000 dinars
10,000 dinars
50,000 dinars 30 May 1993
100,000 dinars

The obverse of all banknotes was the same, with a picture of Croatian Dubrovnik scientist Ruđer Bošković. Notes up to 1000 dinara had the Zagreb cathedral on reverse. The higher denominations featured the Ivan Meštrović sculpture History of the Croats on the reverse.

See also[edit]


  • Krause, Chester L.; Clifford Mishler (1991). Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1801–1991 (18th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0873411501.
  • Pick, Albert (1994). Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues. Colin R. Bruce II and Neil Shafer (editors) (7th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-207-9.

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