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1 Kuna 1942, Croatia

in Krause book Number: 7a
Years of issue: 26.10.1942 - 09.07.1945
Signatures: Ministar narodnog gospodarstva: Dr. Vladimir Košak
Serie: Nezavisna Država Hrvatska
Specimen of: 25.09.1942
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 81 х 44
Printer: Hrvatska Državna Tiskara, Zagreb

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1 Kuna 1942




Tuning-fork pattern (?).


1 Kuna 1942

The drawing plane is divided into two parts. The larger horizontal field is composed of lacy and wavy patterns. The left edge is decorated with tendrils.

Braids from folk ornamentation are present on the value label. The vertical drawing on the right extends from the top to the bottom edge of the banknote. It is composed of ornaments of wavy patterns and bordered with tendrils.


Centered is the coat of arms of the Independent State of Croatia (1941-1945).

Coat of Arms of Independent State of Croatia is a shield of 25 square white (silver) and red (blood colors) shields, arranged alternately in five rows so that the starting field is white (silver). On the coat of arms it is a star-shaped figure in a troplet of a vase of the same red color, that frames a white field with the big letter U in dark blue color.

Letter U comes from The Ustaša – Croatian Revolutionary Movement (Croatian: Ustaša – Hrvatski revolucionarni pokret), commonly known as Ustaše (Croatian: Ustaše), was a Croatian fascist, racist, ultranationalist and terrorist organization, active, as one organization, between 1929 and 1945. Its members murdered hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews, and Roma as well as political dissidents in Yugoslavia during World War II.

They are variously known in English as the Ustaše, Ustashe, Ustashi, Ustahis, or Ustashas; with the associated adjective sometimes being Ustashe or Ustasha, apart from Ustaše. This variance stems from the fact that Ustaše is the plural form of Ustaša in the Serbo-Croatian language.

The ideology of the movement was a blend of fascism, Roman Catholicism and Croatian nationalism. The Ustaše supported the creation of a Greater Croatia that would span the Drina River and extend to the border of Belgrade. The movement emphasized the need for a racially "pure" Croatia and promoted genocide against Serbs, Jews and Romani people, and persecution of anti-fascist or dissident Croats and Bosniaks. The Ustaše viewed the Bosniaks as "Muslim Croats," and as a result, Bosniaks were not persecuted on the basis of race.


1 Kuna 1942

The reverse consists of a decorative base, in the middle of which a triple-indented tendril is drawn as the main pattern, which frames a large figure 1 made of braid.


Designer: Ljubo Babić.

Protective elements: reddish fibers.

Banknote variants and catalog designations:

- 1 letter serial prefix P-7a

- 2 letters serial prefix P-7b