Silver Slovak coin 10 EUR 2021 Janko Matusek´s 200. birth Anniversary proof

Silver Slovak coin 10 EUR 2021 Janko Matusek´s 200. birth Anniversary proof

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Date of issue
January 2021
1,350 CZK
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Product description

The silver coin was issued by the National Bank of Slovakia in 2021, and pays tribute to the author of the Slovak anthem. Janko Matúška was born exactly 200 years ago.

Janko Matúška
has been led to love the Slovak nation and Slavic languages since he was a child. His teacher in his hometown was the nationally conscious Leopold Bruck, who was one of the founders of Matica slovenská. When he studied in Bratislava, he was influenced by Juraj Palkovič and Ľudovít Štúr himself, who worked there as teachers and encouraged a creative atmosphere. Matúška quickly developed into one of the leading representatives of the Štúr generation, and his patriotic poems and verse legends, in which he was often inspired by folklore, gained the greatest fame. When his role model Ľudovít Štúr was released for political reasons, Matúška left the Bratislava lyceum in protest and wrote the poem Ponad Tatrou blýska. He certainly did not think that the words supplemented with the melody of the folk song Kopala studienku would become the anthem of free Slovaks one day…

The reverse side of the coin, which was processed by
Mgr. art. Petr Valach, presents a faithful portrait of Janek Matúška, supplemented with his name, signature and life dates, but also with a nominal value of 10 EURO. The obverse side of the coin is dominated by a facsimile of the period text of the Slovak anthem, together with a view of Orava Castle, which symbolizes the place of the artist's life. The composition of the obverse is supplemented with the coat of arms of the Slovak Republic.

The coin in quality
proof was minted by the Slovak Mint Mincovňa Kremnica.


National Bank of Slovakia
Nominal value
10 EUR
Numbered issue
900 / 1000
18 g
34 mm
Czech Mint