Silver Slovak coin 10 EUR 2022 - Janko Kráľ - 200th birth anniversary - proof

Silver Slovak coin 10 EUR 2022 - Janko Kráľ - 200th birth anniversary - proof

Stock state
In stock at the store
Date of issue
March 2022

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Product description

The silver coin with a nominal value of 10 EUR was minted in quality proof on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Slovak national revivalist Janko Kráľ.

Janko Kráľ
was one of the most important, most radical and also most courageous poets of the Štúr generation. Together with Ľudovít Štúr, whom he fully supported, he tried to raise the Slovak spirit. He was convinced that the best way is to educate the people, who needed to be made aware of their own history, culture and potential. He began with epic poems with historical themes, but gradually built on Slovak folk literature. He did not hesitate to stir up the people and urged them not to be afraid to fight for their rights. He was repeatedly arrested, imprisoned and sentenced to death for his tireless organisation of rebellion against Hungarian rule in the revolutionary years of 1848 and 1849, but was eventually pardoned...

We do not know the real appearance of
Janko Kráľ, and on the reverse side of the coin you will therefore find a fictitious portrait that reflects the romantic movement. The inscription gives the name and life years of the builder. The obverse side of the coin then presents the face of the woman who was inspired by the King's ballad " Zakliata panna vo Váhu a divný Janko ". The woman's loose hair represents the waves of the Váh River. The composition of the reverse side is supplemented with the nominal value of 10 EUR, the inscription SLOVENSKO, the year of issue 2022 and the Slovak national emblem. All this is the work of the medal maker Branislav Ronai.

The coin was minted by the Slovak Mint of
Mincovňa Kremnica and issued by the National Bank of Slovakia.


National Bank of Slovakia
Nominal value
10 EUR
Numbered issue
900 / 1000
18 g
34 mm
Czech Mint