10th anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak Republic

1000 Sk Commemorative Silver Coin

The democratic revolution of November 1989 ended the over 40-year rule of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia and paved the way for the political, economic and social transformation of society. It also led to a new form of constitution, which, due to the different views of the Slovak and Czech ruling parties at that time, led to the dissolution of the Czechoslovak Federation.

The Slovak Republic as a sovereign state came into being on 1 January 1993. Since the very beginning of its existence it had been necessary to solve complex economic problems, including the introduction of a new currency, urgent creation of a system of economic and political institutions and establishment of the new state on the international scene. Already in its first year the Slovak Republic had become a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and had signed the European Community Association Agreement. In 2000 it became a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to join a group of the 30 most developed countries of the world. The results of the September 2002 elections are crucial to the continuation of reforms and continuity in foreign-policy orientation as well as the successful completion of the accession process and entry into NATO and the European Union. This will open new horizons for Slovakia in a united Europe.

Description of the coin

Obverse

Obverse:
On the obverse, the state shield is placed in the center. Encircling hands form a protective gesture. A lime twig on the left and the name of the state SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA with the date 2003 on the right, complete the design.

Reserve

Reverse:
On the reverse, an outline map of Slovakia is depicted in the center of the field. The face value of 1000 Sk is given at the top, while at he bottom is a lime leaf with the inscription "10 ROKOV SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY"(10 years of the Slovak Republic). On the background is an outline of the map of Slovakia. To the left is the presidential standard with a left part are the years 1993 and 2003, indicating the year of the origin and the tenth anniversary of the Slovak Republic.

Coin's data

Designer: Academic sculptor Milos Vavro
Material: Ag 999/1,000
Weight: 62,207 (2 oz)
Shape: Square
Dimensions: 43,6 x 43,6 mm
Edge: Interrupted mill
Producer: Kremnica mint (Slovak Republic)
Engraver: Dalibor Schmidt
Number of
pieces minted:
10,000 proof
Date of issue: 19. May 2003