20 Croatian Kuna Banknote Design
The 20 kuna commemorative note front design features the portrait of Count Josip Jelačić von Bužim (1801 – 1859), who was a Croatian politician and lieutenant field marshal in an Imperial-Royal Army; on a background with a multi-color pixelated pattern. The design is completed by a sketch of the Vučedol dove and the National Coat of Arms. The reverse of the note illustrates the Eltz Manor Palace located in Vukovar, and the Vučedol dove (a ceremonial vessel produced between 2800 and 2500 BCE, is one of Vuedol’s most famous artifacts.). The lettering of the note is in the Croatian language. This note is part of the 2004 “20th Anniversary of National Bank” commemorative series. Its color is red and brown.
Text: HRVATSKA NARODNA BANKA, 20, DVADESET KUNA, JOSIP JELAČIĆ 1801 – 1859, HNB KUNA, 20, VUKOVAR, DVORAC ELTZ XVIII ST, DVADESET KUNA, ZAGREB 30 SVIBNJA 2014, GUVERNER, VUCEDOLSKA GOLUBICA 2800 2500 GOD PR KR.
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The word kuna means “marten” in Croatian, a skin type used as a value unit in medieval trade. On the other hand, the word lipa means “linden tree,” a species planted in the markets of Croatia and other lands under the Habsburg monarchy during the early modern period.
In 1994 introduced, the kuna replaced the Croatian dinar.
However, in 1993, introduced the first notes series in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and also 200 kuna denominations.
The 5, 10, and 20 kuna notes were withdrawn in 2007, also followed by the 50, 100, and also 200 kuna in 2010.
Between 2001 and 2014, issued banknotes with the same denominations but improved security features and design changes.
Croatian currency symbol
The kuna is the official currency of Croatia. The official currency symbol; Kn.