CZK – Czech Koruna

Monetary System

08.02.1993: 1 Czech koruna (CZK) = 100 haléřů

Czech National Bank (Česká Národní Banka)

The Česká Národní Banka (Czech: Czech National Bank, CNB) is the central bank of the Czech Republic and the supervisor of the Czech financial market. With headquarters in Prague, it is established under the Constitution of the Czech Republic and carries out its activities in compliance with Act No. 6/1993 Coll., on the Czech National Bank and other regulations.For more information, visit www.cnb.cz.

2019 Commemorative Issues

This 100-korun banknote commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak koruna.

Description: 100.00 Koruna   Size: 140 x 69 mm

Green and violet. Front: Horizontal silver ČNB / 1919 / 100 LET / Kč / 2019 overprint; Czech text; Gothic cross vault; front and back of Bohemian groschen (grossus Pragensis) coins; Karel IV (Charles IV, King of Bohemia); cojoined ČR as registration device. Back: Czech text; ornate K; historic seal of Charles University on parchment strip; gothic windows from St. Vitus cathedral in Prague; coat of arms; stylized K in circle. 3-mm puce-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized ČNB100 Kč. Watermark: Charles IV and electrotype 100 with royal orb. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 140 x 69 mm. Paper.

2019 Numismatic Products

The Česká Národní Banka held a competition to design a new 100-korun banknote featuring Alois Rasin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak koruna. On 1 March 2018, the bank announced its decision to approve the following design submitted by painter Eva Hašková. The new note packaged in a folder was sold for 1,000 koruna beginning on 31 January 2019.

Description: 100.00 Koruna   Size: 194 x 84 mm

Orange. Front: Czech text; lion rampant; Minister of Finance Alois Rašín; Czech National Bank in Prague; cojoined ČR; linden leaves. Back: Czech text; the façade of the Schebek Palace in Prague, former headquarters of the Banking Office of the Ministry of Finance and the National Bank of Czechoslovakia; head of the Republic reproduced from the façade of the building of the State Printing Works of Securities in Prague; leaves; coat of arms. Solid security thread with demetalized ČNB100 Kč. Watermark: Alois Rašín, flower, and 100. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 194 x 84 mm. Paper.

According to a press release dated 19 November 2019, the Czech National Bank plans to introduce a new 100-koruna note (194 x 84 mm) in 2022 commemorating the establishment of the Czechoslovak koruna by featuring Karel Engliš, the most important financier of the First Republic.

2018 Issues

These notes are like the preceding issues, but they have enhanced anti-counterfeiting protection: addition of Omron rings; a 3-mm wide, puce-to-green windowed security thread with different demetalized text; electrotype element added to watermark; plus green and orange fluorescent ink.

Description: 100.00 Koruna   Size: 140 x 69 mm

Green and violet. Front: Czech text; Gothic cross vault; front and back of Bohemian groschen (grossus Pragensis) coins; Karel IV (Charles IV, King of Bohemia); cojoined ČRas registration device. Back: Czech text; ornate K; historic seal of Charles University on parchment strip; gothic windows from St. Vitus cathedral in Prague; coat of arms; stylized K in circle. 3-mm puce-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized ČNB100 Kč. Watermark: Charles IV and electrotype 100 with royal orb. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 140 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 200.00 Koruna   Size: 146 x 69 mm

Orange and brown. Front: Czech text; cojoined ČR as registration device; open book; ground plan of Dutch town Naarden (burial place of Komenský); Scholar Jan Amos Komenský (John Amos Comenius). Back: Czech text; hands of adult and child; open book with ORBIS PICTUS; plants; coat of arms; open book. 3-mm puce-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized ČNB200 Kč. Watermark: John Amos Comenius and electrotype 200 with chalice. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 146 x 69 mm. Paper.

2007 – 2009 Issues

These notes are like the preceding issues, but they have enhanced anti-counterfeiting protection: addition of Omron rings; a 3-mm wide, puce-to-green windowed security thread with different demetalized text; bichrome iridescent strip; plus green and orange fluorescent ink. The aim of the new versions of these banknotes is to better protect the banknotes against counterfeiting and to help the public to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit banknotes.

Description: 500.00 Koruna   Size: 152 x 69 mm

Brown. Front: Czech text; cojoined ČR as registration device; rose; writer Božena Němcová. Back: Czech text; girl with flowers and thistles in her hair, symbolizing characters from Němcová’s writings; coat of arms; stylized rose. 3-mm puce-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized ČNB 500 Kč. Watermark: Božena Němcová and electrotype primrose with 500. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 152 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 1,000.00 Koruna   Size: 158 x 74 mm

Purple. Front: Czech text; open book; tree with exposed roots; cojoined ČR as registration device; linden leaf in green-to-gold OVI; historian and politician František Palacký. Back: Czech text; female eagle (symbol of Moravia and Silesia); Kroměříž chateau; coat of arms; stylized tree in shape of P. 3-mm puce-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized ČNB1000 Kč. Watermark: František Palacký and electrotype linden leaf with 1000. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 158 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 2,000.00 Koruna   Size: 164 x 74 mm

Green. Front: Czech text; cojoined ČR as registration device; laurel sprays; lyre; opera singer Ema Destinnová. Back: Czech text; letter D surrounding violin, cello, and head of the Muse of music and lyric poetry, Euterpe, crowned with laurel sprays and fruit; coat of arms; stylized lyre. 3-mm puce-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized ČNB2000 Kč. Watermark: Ema Destinnová and electrotype 2000. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 164 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 5,000.00 Koruna   Size: 170 x 74 mm

Dark blue. Front: Czech text; cojoined ČR as registration device; linden spray with fruit; red and white ribbon; crowned lion head in green-to-gold OVI; statesman Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Back: Czech text; St. Vitus cathedral, Loretto, Vyšehrd, St. Nicolas church, St. Jacob church, and old town hall with astronomical clock; Prague house ornamentations and Jewish tombstones; gothic heraldic shields of Prague and Bohemia; coat of arms; stylized linden leaf. 3-mm puce-to-green windowed security thread with demetalized 5000 Kč. Watermark: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and electrotype sitting eagle with 5000. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 170 x 74 mm. Paper.

1996 – 1999 Issues

These notes are like the preceding issues, but the paper contains 6-mm long orange fibers and the registration device now forms ČR instead of cojoined CS.

Description: 100.00 Koruna   Size: 140 x 69 mm

Green and violet. Front: Czech text; Gothic cross vault; front and back of Bohemian groschen (grossus Pragensis) coins; Karel IV (Charles IV, King of Bohemia); cojoined ČRas registration device. Back: Czech text; ornate K; historic seal of Charles University on parchment strip; gothic windows from St. Vitus cathedral in Prague; coat of arms; stylized K in circle. Windowed security thread with demetalized 100 Kč. Watermark: Charles IV. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 140 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 200.00 Koruna   Size: 146 x 69 mm

Orange and brown. Front: Czech text; cojoined ČR as registration device; open book; ground plan of Dutch town Naarden (burial place of Komenský); Scholar Jan Amos Komenský (John Amos Comenius). Back: Czech text; hands of adult and child; open book with ORBIS PICTUS; plants; coat of arms; open book. Windowed security thread with demetalized 200 Kč. Watermark: John Amos Comenius. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 146 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 Koruna   Size: 152 x 69 mm

Brown. Front: Czech text; cojoined ČR as registration device; rose; writer Božena Němcová. Back: Czech text; girl with flowers and thistles in her hair, symbolizing characters from Němcová’s writings; coat of arms; stylized rose. Windowed security thread with demetalized 500 Kč. Watermark: Božena Němcová. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 152 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 1,000.00 Koruna   Size: 158 x 74 mm

Purple. Front: Czech text; open book; tree with exposed roots; cojoined ČR as registration device; linden leaf in green-to-gold OVI; historian and politician František Palacký. Back: Czech text; female eagle (symbol of Moravia and Silesia); Kroměříž chateau; coat of arms; stylized tree in shape of P. Windowed security thread with demetalized 1000 Kč. Watermark: František Palacký. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 158 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 2,000.00 Koruna   Size: 164 x 74 mm

Green. Front: Czech text; cojoined ČR as registration device; laurel sprays; lyre; opera singer Ema Destinnová. Back: Czech text; letter D surrounding violin, cello, and head of the Muse of music and lyric poetry, Euterpe, crowned with laurel sprays and fruit; coat of arms; stylized lyre. Windowed security thread with demetalized 2000 Kč. Watermark: Ema Destinnová. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 164 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 5,000.00 Koruna   Size: 170 x 74 mm

Dark blue. Front: Czech text; cojoined ČR as registration device; linden spray with fruit; red and white ribbon; crowned lion head in green-to-gold OVI; statesman Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Back: Czech text; St. Vitus cathedral, Loretto, Vyšehrd, St. Nicolas church, St. Jacob church, and old town hall with astronomical clock; Prague house ornamentations and Jewish tombstones; gothic heraldic shields of Prague and Bohemia; coat of arms; stylized linden leaf. Windowed security thread with demetalized 5000 Kč. Watermark: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 170 x 74 mm. Paper.

1996 – 1999 Issues

Description: 100.00 Koruna   Size: 140 x 69 mm

Green and violet. Front: Czech text; Gothic cross vault; front and back of Bohemian groschen (grossus Pragensis) coins; Karel IV (Charles IV, King of Bohemia); cojoined CSas registration device. Back: Czech text; ornate K; historic seal of Charles University on parchment strip; gothic windows from St. Vitus cathedral in Prague; coat of arms; stylized K in circle. Windowed security thread with demetalized 100 Kč. Watermark: Charles IV. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 140 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 200.00 Koruna   Size: 146 x 69 mm

Orange and brown. Front: Czech text; cojoined CS as registration device; open book; ground plan of Dutch town Naarden (burial place of Komenský); Scholar Jan Amos Komenský (John Amos Comenius). Back: Czech text; hands of adult and child; open book with ORBIS PICTUS; plants; coat of arms; open book. Windowed security thread with demetalized 200 Kč. Watermark: John Amos Comenius. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 146 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 500.00 Koruna   Size: 152 x 69 mm

Brown. Front: Czech text; cojoined CS as registration device; rose; writer Božena Němcová. Back: Czech text; girl with flowers and thistles in her hair, symbolizing characters from Němcová’s writings; coat of arms; stylized rose. Windowed security thread with demetalized 500 Kč. Watermark: Božena Němcová. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 152 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 2,000.00 Koruna   Size: 164 x 74 mm

Green. Front: Czech text; cojoined CS as registration device; laurel sprays; lyre; opera singer Ema Destinnová. Back: Czech text; letter D surrounding violin, cello, and head of the Muse of music and lyric poetry, Euterpe, crowned with laurel sprays and fruit; coat of arms; stylized lyre. Windowed security thread with demetalized 2000 Kč. Watermark: Ema Destinnová. Printer: STATNI TISKARNA CENIN, PRAHA. 164 x 74 mm. Paper.