200th anniversary of the birth of Štefan Moyzes

200 Sk Silver Coin

Stefan Moyzes (24.10.1797 - 5.7.1869) was an important figure in Slovak national and cultural life in the second half of the 19th century. He was Bishop of Banska Bystrica, the first chairman of Matica slovenska and an advocate of Pan-Slavism. His personal intervention with the Monarch Francis Joseph I contributed to the establishment of the national cultural institution - Matica slovenska in 1863. He played an important role in the development of national academic life and education, including the development of Slovak gymnasia in Banska Bystrica and three other places. He also played a significant role in Croatian national life. He was a member of the first Croatian provincial government and a pioneer of Croatian journalism.

Description of the coin

Obverse

Obverse:
The obverse of the coin shows the crown of a tree and the name of the state Slovenska republika. A cross with two cross arms is placed in the trunk and crown of the tree. The coat of arms of the state is shown under the roots of the tree.

Reserve

Reverse:
The reverse of the coin shows the name, Stefan Moyzes, and a portrait in a circle with the dates of his birth and death. Below them is an open book, a symbol of education.

Coin's data

Designer: Patrik Kovacovsky
Material: Ag 750, Cu 250
Weight: 20 g
Diameter: 34 mm
Edge: inscription: "PRVY PREDSEDA MATICE SLOVENSKEJ"
(First chairman of Matica Slovenska)
Producer: Kremnica mint (Slovak Republic)
Number of
pieces minted:
16,400
of which 1,500 proof
Demonetized: 2,900 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2006)