Slovakia Euro Coins

In this article we will go on a journey through the Slovakia Euro Coins, starting with a brief introduction to Slovak numismatics to understand what are the rare euros among Slovak coins and what are the characteristics and quotations that distinguish these coins of the euro collection.

Slovakia Euro Coins
Slovakia Euro Coins

History of Slovak numismatics

Before doing this, however, it is good to take a small step back in order to understand how Slovakia has come to the Single European Currency. As is well known, Slovakia was part of the largest state in Czechoslovakia, together with the Czech Republic, before becoming a separate state.

The official currency of that period was the Czechoslovak Corona, which replaced the Austro-Hungarian Crown, the official currency of Hungary on April 10, 1919.

This currency was used on a regular basis for 20 years until 1939 and from 1 November 1945 until 7 February 1993.

From February 8, 1993, in fact, the Slovak Corona was introduced. This happened naturally after Czechoslovakia was officially dissolved and the Czech Republic and Slovakia were created.

Specifically, a crown was made up of 100 Heller or cents.

The Slovak corona was used until 2008 and precisely until 31 December. From 1 January 2009 it was completely replaced by the Euro. In particular, the exchange rate was fixed at 30.1260 crowns for 1 euro.

Now that we have made this brief but necessary premise we can go to the discovery of the various Slovak Euro coins in order to analyze their characteristics and peculiarities. During our trip we will dwell on the subjects represented on each coin, on the meanings that these have but also on more technical peculiarities such as the materials, the dimensions and the weight.

Without wasting any more time let’s discover the Slovak Euro coins.


1 Cent Slovakia Euro Coins

1 Cent Slovakia Euro Coins
1 Cent Slovakia Euro Coins

The first coin we are going to analyse is, of course, the 1-cent coin from Slovakia. The author of this specific piece of money is Drahomìr Zobek.

At the obverse we can see a wonderful representation of Mount Krivàn seen from the bottom to the other. Immediately below is the inscription “SLOVENSKO” which means Slovakia.

Further down we can see the thousandth coinage with the coat of arms of Slovakia placed between the mint symbol and the initials of the author. All around the features 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

On the reverse side, the coin is identical to any other 1-cent coin.

But let’s get right to the technical specifications:

Specifications of the 1 cent euro coin from Slovakia

  • Materials: The material used for this coin is steel plated with copper (steel 94.35% – copper 5.65%)
  • Thickness: The thickness is 1.67 mm
  • Weight: The weight is equal to 2.30 grams
  • Diameter: The diameter is 16.25 mm
  • Outline: The contour is completely smooth
  • Engraver: Drahomìr Zobek

Value and Circulation of 1 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

The values in the table refer to coins in Brilliant Uncirculated.


2 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

2 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins
2 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

We immediately move on to the next one, the 2-cent Euro Slovak coin. Also in this case the author is the same or Drahomìr Zobek.

Also in this case in the Straight we can see the wonderful representation of the mountain Krìvan, part of the Tratan Mountains, seen from the bottom to the top. Immediately lower down we find instead the writing “SLOVENSKO” that means precisely Slovakia.

Still below is the thousandth mint and under the coat of arms of the state. In particular, this is placed between the mint symbol and the initial “Z” of the author. All around are the classic 12-pointed five-pointed stars representing the European states.

On the reverse side, the coin has the same face as the other European 2-cent coins with the representation of Europe.

Let’s see now the technical characteristics:

Specifications of the 2 cent euro coin from Slovakia

  • Materials: The material used here too is steel plated with copper (steel 94.35% – copper 5.65%)
  • Thickness: The thickness is always equal to 1.67 mm
  • Weight: Weight increases to 3.06 grams
  • Diameter: The diameter increases to 18.75 mm
  • Outline: The contour is characterized by an incused horizontal thread
  • Engraver: Drahomìr Zobek

Value and Circulation of 2 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

Table of values and quantities.


5 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

5 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins
5 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

The next coin is, of course, the 5-cent Euro Slovak coin. In particular, even for this the author remains the same or Drahomìr Zobek.

At the obverse, in fact, we can also see here the representation of Mount Krivàn of the Tatra mountain range. Below is the inscription “SLOVENSKO” which means Slovakia and a little lower the thousandth of minting.

Further down is the coat of arms of Slovakia, which is placed between the mint symbol on the left and the signature of the author “Z” on the right. All around, as usual, we can see the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

On the reverse side, the coin is identical to the others.

Let’s get right to the technical specifications.

Specifications of the 5 cent euro coin from Slovakia

  • Materials: The material remains the same for this third coin. We are talking about steel plated with copper consisting of steel for 94.35% and copper for 5.65%.
  • Thickness: The thickness still remains equal to 1.67 mm
  • Weight: Weight increases even further to 3.92 grams
  • Diameter: The diameter increases further to 21.25 mm
  • Outline: The contour is completely smooth
  • Engraver: Drahomìr Zobek

Value and Circulation of 5 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

List divided by year, with value and circulation. The values refer to coins in FDC.


10 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

10 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins
10 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

Let us move on to the next currency, the 10 cent currency of Slovakia. In this case the author changes and more specifically we are talking about two new authors: Jàn Cernaj and Pavol Kàroly.

The coin shows the representation of the beautiful Bratislava Castle at the Obverse. In the center reading from left to right we can see the mint symbol, the coat of arms of Slovakia, the thousandth of minting and finally the initials of the two authors.

Immediately below is the arched inscription “SLOVENSKO” which means precisely Slovakia. All around us we have, as always, the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European States, while on the reverse side the coin appears practically identical to all the other 10-cent stars.

Specifications of the 10 cent euro coin from Slovakia

  • Materials: The material used in this case is Nordic Gold, 89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc and 1% tin.
  • Thickness: Thickness increases to 1.93 mm.
  • Weight: Weight also increases to 4.10 g
  • Diameter: The diameter, on the other hand, decreases slightly as it measures 19.75 mm.
  • Outline: The contour is grooved with thick knurling
  • Engraver: Ján Cernaj and Pavol Kàroly

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

Here is the list of the years in which the coin is minted, the circulation and its values.


20 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

20 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins
20 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

Let’s jump to the next coin which is the 20-cent Euro Slovakia. Also in this case the authors are Ján Cernaj and Pavol Kàroly.

In the obverse we find also in this case the representation of the Castle of Bratislava. Immediately below, reading from left to right, we can see the mint symbol followed by the coat of arms of the State.
Further to the left there are instead the thousandth of minting and the initials of the two authors.

In the lower part of the building there is the inscription “SLOVENSKO” which means Slovakia in the local language. Around it, as for every Euro coin, there are the 12 stars representing the countries of the European Union.

On the reverse side, as usual, the coin has the same face as the others.

Specifications of the 20 cent euro coin from Slovakia

  • Materials: The material used in this case is also Nordic Gold consisting of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin.
  • Thickness: The thickness increases up to 2.14 mm
  • Weight: Weight increases up to 5.74 g
  • Diameter: The diameter increases to measure 22.25 mm
  • Outline: The contour is characterized by a wide knurling
  • Engraver: Ján Cernaj and Pavol Kàroly

Value and Circulation of 20 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

This is the table with the quantities and values.


50 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

50 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins
50 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

So let’s get to the 50 cents Euro Slovakia coin. Also for this coin here the authors remain the same: Jàn Cernaj and Pavol Kàroly.

On the obverse side, the coin depicts Bratislava Castle. Immediately below from right to left are the initials of the authors, the thousandth of minting and respectively the coat of arms of Slovakia followed by the mint symbol.

Further down is the word “SLOVENSKO”, which in the local language means the name of the state. All around the coin there are 12 five-pointed stars representing the European States.

On the reverse side, the coin has the same face as all other European 20-cent coins.

Let’s see now the technical characteristics.

Specifications of the 50 cent euro coin from Slovakia

  • Materials: The material used for this coin again is the Nordic Gold (89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin)
  • Thickness: Thickness increases up to 2.38 mm
  • Weight: The weight increases very significantly to 7.80 g
  • Diameter: The diameter increases to 24.25 mm
  • Outline: The contour is grooved with thick knurling
  • Engraver: Ján Cernaj and Pavol Kàroly

Value and Circulation of 50 Cents Slovakia Euro Coins

The table with the values divided by year.


1 Euro Slovakia Coins

1 Euro Slovakia Coins
1 Euro Slovakia Coins

We have now reached the penultimate coin in this collection, the 1 euro coin from Slovakia. The author of this coin changes to Ivan Rehák.

In fact, on the Obverse we can see the large engraved symbol of Slovakia characterized by a patriarchal cross placed on the three peaks of the Carpathian mountains: Tatra, Matra and Fatrasulle.

The thousandth mint and the mint symbol are located at the bottom left. At the bottom right are the initials of the author and the words “SLOVENSKO” which means precisely Slovakia.
All around, as always, we can see the 12 five-pointed stars representing the European states.

On the reverse side, the coin has the same face as the other 1 euro coins.

Let’s see now the technical characteristics.

Technical specifications of the Slovak 1 euro coin

  • Materials: For this coin we speak of a double material. Outer part: nickel-brass (copper 75% – zinc 20% – nickel 5%); inner part: copper-nickel (copper 75% – nickel 25%)
  • Thickness: The thickness decreases slightly to 2.33 mm
  • Weight: Even the weight decreases slightly to 7.50 g
  • Diameter: The diameter reaches 23.25 mm
  • Outline: The contour is striped discontinuously
  • Engraver: Ivan Rehak

Value and Circulation of 1 Euro Slovakia Coins

Below are the values of the Slovak 1 euro coins, year by year.


2 Euro Slovakia Coins

2 Euro Slovakia Coins
2 Euro Slovakia Coins

We have arrived at the last coin of this wonderful collection, the 2 Euro Slovakia coin. Also for this coin we speak of the same author of the previous one, Ivan Rehak.

On the obverse side, the 2 euro coin from Slovakia shows also in this case the large representation of the coat of arms of Slovakia consisting of a Patriarchal Cross placed on the tops of the three Carpathian mountains: Tatra, Matra and Fatrasulle.

At the bottom right we can see the author’s initials and the inscription “SLOVENSKO” which means Slovakia in the local language. At the bottom left we can see the mint symbol and the thousandth of minting.
All around, as for each coin, there are the 12 five-pointed stars that represent the countries of the European Union.

On the reverse side, the coin has the same face as the other 2 euro coins.

Finally, let’s see also the technical characteristics of this last coin

Technical specifications of the Slovak 2 euro coin

  • Materials: Also for the 2 Euro coin we speak of a double material. Outer part: nickel-brass (copper 75% – zinc 20% – nickel 5%); inner part: copper-nickel (copper 75% – nickel 25%)
  • Thickness: The thickness decreases even more to reach 2.20 mm
  • Weight: Weight on the contrary increases to 8.50 g. This is the heaviest coin in the collection.
  • Diameter: The diameter reaches 25.75 mm.
  • Outline: The outline is characterized by the words “SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA” followed by a star, a lime leaf and another star.
  • Engraver: Ivan Rehak

Value and Circulation of 2 Euro Slovakia Coins

Here is the table with the values year by year


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Autore dell'articolo

Alice Costa
Alice Costa

I am passionate about numismatics and coins (especially the 2 euro commemorative coins and the italian lire), I am always looking for the most particular curiosities. I like to introduce the beauty and value that coins can hide.

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