Banknotes and Coins
On 1 January 2009 the Slovak republic became the 16th Eurozone member country, which replaced its former national currency by the single European currency - euro (Law No. 659/2008 Coll.). Since this date the euro banknotes and euro coins including the collector's euro coins issued by the National Bank of Slovakia became legal tender within the Slovak republic (NBS Announcement No. 308/2008 Coll.) and they replaced the Slovak crown banknotes and coins which lost their legal tender status on 16 January 2009 (Decree of NBS No. 387/2008 Coll.).
The euro banknotes and euro coins (except of the collector coins) are legal tender throughout the euro area as well as in some further countries having Monetary Agreements with the European Community.