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1000 Korun 1985, Czechoslovakia

in Krause book Number: 98
Years of issue: 01.10.1985 - 07.02.1993
Edition:
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1985 - 1989 Issue
Specimen of: 01.10.1985
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 157 х 67
Printer: STC-Prague. Statni Tiskarna Cenin, Praha

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1000 Korun 1985

Description

Watermark:

1000 Korun 1985Linden leaves with seeds and stars.

Avers:

1000 Korun 1985

Bedřich SmetanaThe engraving on banknote is made after this portrait of Bedřich Smetana.

Bedřich Smetana (2 March 1824 - 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music. Internationally he is best known for his opera The Bartered Bride; for the symphonic cycle Má vlast ("My Homeland"), which portrays the history, legends and landscape of the composer's native land; and for his First String Quartet, From My Life.

His symphonic poem "Vltava" became the unofficial anthem of the Czech republic.

Centered - a bouquet of lilies of the valley.

lily of the valley

Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) is a sweetly scented, highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, and Europe.

Also centered, on the top is an emblem of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

coat czechoslovakia

In November 17, 1960 Act No.163 introduced a new national emblem (designed by M.Hegar), which was supposed to represent the so called "completion of the building of socialism" in Czechoslovakia. In fact, the emblem was at variance with the rules of heraldry, though it did at least preserve the lion as a symbol of the land of Bohemia.

The national emblem of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic is represented by a red shield in the shape of a Hussite pavis with a five-pointed star at the top and a white two-tailed lion rampant with a red escutcheon on its chest showing a blue silhouette of Mount Kriváò and a bonfire in gold color.

In bottom left corner are two squares for visually impaired.

Denominations in numerals are on the left side vertically, in top left and bottom right corners. In words centered.

Revers:

1000 Korun 1985

1000 Korun 1985Vyšehrad is a historical fort located in the city of Prague, Czech Republic. It was probably built in the 10th century, on a hill over the Vltava River. Situated within the castle is the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, as well as the Vyšehrad Cemetery, containing the remains of many famous people from Czech history, among them Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Karel Čapek, and Alphonse Mucha. It also contains Prague's oldest surviving building, the Rotunda of St Martin from the XI century.

Local legend holds that Vyšehrad was the location of the first settlement which later became Prague, though thus far this claim remains unsubstantiated.

Denominations in numerals are on the right side vertically, top left and bottom right.

Comments:

Designer: Albin Brunovsky.

Reverse engraver: B. Sneider.

Obverse engraver: M. Ondrachek.

Prefixes: C, U.