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25 kuna CROATIA (1998) EXPO'98 Lisboa

25 kuna 1998 EXPO'98 Lisboa - Croatian coins
25 kuna 1998 EXPO'98 Lisboa - 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 ancient fishing boat falkuša sailing left; in the background horizontal lines symbolising waves; along the top edge: EXPO LISABON 1998. (EXPO Lisbon 1998)
issue date:
26 VI 1998
withdrawal date:
still circulating
Damir Mataušić (initials DM over the front sail on the reverse)
Hrvatski Novčarski Zavod (Croatian Monetary Institute), Zagreb
1998 300 000
interesting facts:
Falkuša is a type of a fishing boat contructed in Croatian harbour of Komiža in 9th/10th century. A replica of such a boat was constructed in 1997 in order to present it on EXPO'98 exhibition in Lisboa, Portugal and was therefore named Comeza-Lisboa. The event in Lisboa was held under the motto "Oceans - heritage of the future", so Croatia presented its historical connection with the Adriatic Sea. This EXPO was for independent Croatia the first occasion to present the qualities of the country on a World Fair.

Replica of falkuša on the waves.

last update: 21 X 2012

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