200th anniversary of the birth of Ján Kollár

Silver 200 Sk coin

Jan Kollar (29.7.1793 Mosovce - 24.1.1852 Vienna), a significant Slovak poet, historian and professor of Slavonic archaeology. In his poem "Slawy dcera" (Daughter of Glory) he expressed his progressive ideas on the homeland, nation and Slavdom and formulated the idea of Slavonic community and unity. He developed these ideas in a treatise: "On the literary community of the Slavonic tribes and languages". His collection of folk songs was published in two volumes under the title "National songs or secular tunes of the Slovaks in the Kingdom of Hungary".

Description of the coin

Obverse

Obverse:
The coat of arms of the Slovak Republic, the nominal value, year of issue and the name of the state "SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA" are placed in the field of the coin.

Reserve

Reverse:
A portrait of Mina, embodying the personal and poetic ideal of Jan Kollar, the ideal of humanism, the idea of Slavonic community, love, beauty, youth and vitality. is depicted in the centre of the coin.

Coin's data

Designer: Vojtech Pohanka
Material: Ag 750, Cu 250
Weight: 20 g
Diameter: 34 mm
Edge: inscription: "Slavme slavne slavu Slavov slavnych"
(Let us gloriously glorify the glory of the glorious Slavs)
Producer: Kremnica mint (Slovak Republic)
Number of
pieces minted:
37,000
of which 2,000 proof
Demonetized: 10 065 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2002)
700 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2006)