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 5000 Czech korun note front design illustrates the portrait of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850 –1937), was a Czechoslovak politician who advocated restructuring the Austro-Hungarian Empire into a federal state. Masaryk served as its first president and is called by some Czechs the “President Liberator”; background with a crown of leaves and a ribbon, the design is completed with a stamp of the sketch of a crowned lion. The reverse of the note illustrates the St. Vitus Cathedral located in Prague (Capital city), the National Coat of Arms, a sketch of a leaf, and the Czech National Bank logo. The lettering of the note is presented in the Czech language. This note is part of the 2009 series, and its color is black, blue-gray, violet on pink, and light gray underprint.
Text: 5000, PĚT TISÍC KORUN ČESKÝCH, TOMÁŠ GARRIGUE MASARYK, ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA, GUVERNÉR, 2009, PADĚLÁNÍ BANKOVEK SE TRESTÁ PODLE ZÁKONA, ©ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA, STÁTNÍ, TISKÁRNA CENÍN, PRAHA, V. FAJT SC.