The Czech koruna is the official currency of the Czech Republic. The official currency symbol; Kč. The Czech koruna replaced the Czechoslovak koruna in 1993, as a result of the Czechoslovakia dissolution. The first banknotes introduced were in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 Czech korun. The same year, a new banknotes series was introduced in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, and 5,000 korun, followed by a 2000 korun note in 1996. Since 2017, The Czech National Bank has begun producing new banknotes that have been improved with enhanced security measures; the introduction of the new notes started with the 2000 korun, followed by 1000 korun in 2008, the 500 and 5000korun in 2009, and the 100 and 200 korun in 2018.
The 2000 Czech korun note front design illustrates the portrait of Ema Destinnová (1878 – 1930), who was a Czech operatic soprano, on a background with a laurel branch and a lyre. The reverse of the note illustrates a representation of Euterpe, muse of lyric poetry in Greek mythology, with two violins, one of which is detached from her head, which has bunches of grapes on each side; the National Coat of Arms, a sketch of a lyre, and the Czech National Bank logo. The lettering of the note is presented in the Czech language. This note is part of the 2008 series, and its color is dark olive-green, violet on a tan underprint.
Text: 2000, DVA TISÍCE KORUN ČESKÝCH, EMA DESTINNOVÁ, ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA, GUVERNÉR, 2007, PADĚLÁNÍ BANKOVEK SE TRESTÁ PODLE ZÁKONA, ©ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA, STÁTNÍ, TISKÁRNA CENÍN, PRAHA, V. FAJT SC.