Slovakia Euro Coins

Slovak euro coins entered circulation on 1 January 2009 and they feature three different designs. The selection process started in 2005, when an official public contest -in two rounds- for Slovak euro coin designs was held. The deadline for the first round was 31 January 2005, after which the ten top designers chosen by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) were invited to make plaster reliefs of their designs. In the second round, the NBS called a public vote conducted from 12 November until 20 November 2005 on the ten designs that were picked from the over 200 submissions. On 21 November 2005, the results were made public. More than 140,000 people participated in the vote; the most popular design was the Coat of arms of Slovakia (33,068 votes), followed by the Krivan peak (24,589 votes) and the Bratislava Castle (21,792 votes).

  • The coins in a nominal value of 2 euro and 1 euro depict the "Double Cross in the middle of Three Hills" designed by Ivan Rehak. It is the coat of arms element of the national emblem as one of the state symbols of the Slovak Republic. It is situated on the circle surface and its background is created by a relief of rocks which express stability and strength of the State
  • The coins with a nominal value of 50, 20 and 10 euro cents depict the Bratislava Castle designed by Jan Cernaj and Pavol Karoly. It is characteristic for its dominant position above Bratislava - the capital of the Slovak Republic. It is a national monument and belongs to the best-known symbols of Bratislava and Slovakia as well. Within the castle depicted on the coins, there is the coat of arms – one of the official state symbols of the Slovak Republic
  • The coins in a nominal value of 5, 2 and 1 euro cents depict the artistic design of Krivan designed by Drahomir Zobek. The Tatra mountain peak Krivan is connected with important historic events of the Slovak nation. As an object of national outings of Sturovci played an important role in the fight for national consciousness. Krivan is perceived as a symbol of High Tatras and also, in the broader sense, as a symbol of varied natural resources in Slovakia

After three years of reforms, on 1 April 2008, the NBS announced their plan for withdrawal, disposal and destruction of the Slovak koruna notes and coins. On 7 May 2008, the European Commission approved the application and asked member states to endorse the bid during the EU finance minister's meeting in July 2008. On 3 June 2008 European Union finance ministers gave Slovakia the green light to join the euro zone in 2009 while urging the country to be ready to fight inflation with tight fiscal policies. After the euro introduction on 1 January 2009, it would still be possible to pay cash with the koruna banknotes and coins until 16 January 2009. However, change would only be given back in euros. From 17 January 2009 onward, however, it was only possible to pay in euros.

Slovakia's mint was tasked to produce some 500 million euro and cent coins. As a preparation for the change on 1 January 2009, starting from November 2008, these coins were distributed to businesses all over Slovakia. On 5 September 2008, the NBS announced that as part of the preparations for euro adoption, Slovakia will transport from Austria over €7 billion in banknotes and have €167 million minted in coins by the end of 2008 in order to pre-stock itself with the new currency.

The Slovak €2 coin edge inscription

Edge
"SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA" with two stars and a linden leaf in the middle

Mintmarks on Slovak euro coins

MintmarkDescription
The mintmark represents the Kremnican MintMincovňa Kremnica (Kremnican Mint, MK) logo
Image of Slovakia 2 euros coin
Slovakia 2 euros - Coat of arms of Slovakia

The coat of arms of Slovakia is composed of a silver (argent) double cross, elevated on the middle peak of a dark blue mountain consisting of three peaks. It is situated on a red (gules) early gothic shield. Extremities of the cross are amplificated, ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 3.40 Buy
2011 5,000,000 pieces € 4.25 Buy
2009 35,030,000 pieces € 3.30 Buy
Image of Slovakia 1 euro coin
Slovakia 1 euro - Coat of arms of Slovakia

The coat of arms of Slovakia is composed of a silver (argent) double cross, elevated on the middle peak of a dark blue mountain consisting of three peaks. It is situated on a red (gules) early gothic shield. Extremities of the cross are amplificated, ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 42,730,000 pieces - View
Image of Slovakia 50 cents coin
Slovakia 50 cents - Bratislava Castle

The Bratislava Castle is the main castle of the capital of Slovakia. The massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on a quite isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 54,020,000 pieces € 0.95 Buy
Image of Slovakia 20 cents coin
Slovakia 20 cents - Bratislava Castle

The Bratislava Castle is the main castle of the capital of Slovakia. The massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on a quite isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 63,360,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
Image of Slovakia 10 cents coin
Slovakia 10 cents - Bratislava Castle

The Bratislava Castle is the main castle of the capital of Slovakia. The massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on a quite isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 67,980,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
Image of Slovakia 5 cents coin
Slovakia 5 cents - Krivan

The Tatra mountain peak Krivan dominates the upper part of the former Liptov County and multiple surveys among nature lovers have ranked it as the country's most beautiful peak. Kriváň has also been a major symbol in Slovak ethnic and national activism ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 77,950,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
Image of Slovakia 2 cents coin
Slovakia 2 cents - Krivan

The Tatra mountain peak Krivan dominates the upper part of the former Liptov County and multiple surveys among nature lovers have ranked it as the country's most beautiful peak. Kriváň has also been a major symbol in Slovak ethnic and national activism ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2011 20,400,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2010 50,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2009 90,744,900 pieces € 0.40 Buy
Image of Slovakia 1 cent coin
Slovakia 1 cent - Krivan

The Tatra mountain peak Krivan dominates the upper part of the former Liptov County and multiple surveys among nature lovers have ranked it as the country's most beautiful peak. Kriváň has also been a major symbol in Slovak ethnic and national activism ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.20 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2013 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2012 10,500,000 pieces € 0.65 Buy
2011 15,000,000 pieces € 0.20 Buy
2010 30,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2009 85,040,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy