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Commemorative coin

1150th anniversary of the advent of the mission of Constantine and Methodius to Great Moravia

Official Journal of the European Union

The design depicts the Thessalonian brothers Constantine and Methodius along with the symbolic double cross stood on three hills. The cross is at the same time held as a Bishop's crozier, thereby linking together symbols of statehood and Christianity and emphasising the significance of the brothers' mission, which helped ensure the full sovereignty and legitimacy of Great Moravia — the first Slav state in central Europe. The figure of Constantine is holding a book representing education and faith, while Methodius is shown with a church symbolising faith and institutional Christianity. Along the lower edge of the inner part of the coin is the name of the issuing country ‘SLOVENSKO’, the year ‘863’ and the year ‘2013’, with a dividing mark between each. Along the upper edge of the inner part are the names ‘KONŠTANTÍN’ and ‘METOD’. To the left of the brothers are the stylised letters ‘mh’, the initials of the coin's designer Miroslav Hric, and to the right is the mint mark of the Kremnica Mint, comprising the letters ‘MK’ placed between two dies. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2013/C 200/05)

Edge lettering

« SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA » followed by three symbols (star — linden leaf — star).


Miroslav Hric

Volume of issue

Mincovňa Kremnica ( Kremnica )
Circulation coins 05.07.2013Rolls of 25 coins976.7002,00
Divisional coin set BU05.07.2013Annual coin set «1150. výročie prichodu Konštantína a Metoda na Veľkú Moravu» also contains 2€ CC «1150th anniversary of the advent of the mission of Constantine and Methodius to Great Moravia»4.00020,00
Coincard BU05.07.2013Official coincard7.0007,70
Philatelic Numismatic Cover BU02.08.20132.0007,90
Coincard Proof20.08.201310.300