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25 kuna CROATIA (1997) Croatian Esperanto Congress

25 kuna 1997 Croatian Esperanto Congress - Croatian coins
25 kuna 1997 Croatian Esperanto Congress - Croatian coins
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy: shape:
32.0 mm 12.75 g 2.1 mm Cu75Ni25 / Cu92Al6Ni2 dodecagon
in the centre in two lines face value: 25 / KUNA; in the background marten facing right; below Croatian Coat of Arms in a wreath of laurel branch on the left and oak branch on the right; along the top edge with concave lettering: REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA (Republic of Croatia)
in the centre an emblem of the congress; along the inner ring: "PRVI KONGRES HRVATSKIH ESPERANTISTA" and year of issue: 1997.; along the outer ring with concave lettering: ♦ "UNUA KONGRESO DE KROATAJ ESPERANTISTOJ" (The First Croatian Esperanto Congress in Croatian and in Esperanto)
issue date:
24 VI 1997
withdrawal date:
still circulating
Damir Mataušić
Hrvatski Novčarski Zavod (Croatian Monetary Institute), Zagreb
1997 300 000
interesting facts:
Esperanto is the most popular artificial language in the world. It was designed by a physician of Jewish origins Ludwik Zamenhof (1859-1917), who grew up in a multilingual Bialystok and found that the only way to agreement between nations leads through a neutral language. A handbook to learn a new language issued in 1887 in Russian under the pseudonym Dotoro Esperanto (literally: "Hoping Doctor"). Already two years later, five young Croats started learning Esperanto in the town of Osijek. In 1908 in Zagreb the first Croatian Esperanto Association was founded. A year later the first Esperanto textbook for the Croats was issued, and in 1911 the first Croatian book was translated. Croatia was hosting many times regular World Congresses of Esperanto enthusiasts. And finally, on May 31 and June 1, 1997 Croatian Esperantists held their first national meeting in Zagreb. This coin commemorates the event.

Also stamps with Ludwik Zamehof commemorate the first Croatian Esperanto Congress.

Ludwik Zamenhof
last update: 21 X 2012

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