Kuna and Lipa, Coins of the Republic Croatia

Commemorative 25 Kuna Coins in Circulation 
 


Numismatic Issues: Coin Sets

Technical features standardized for all issues of commemorative 25 kuna coins in circulation:

Metal composition
The commemorative 25 kuna coin in circulation is bi-metallic. The core of the commemorative 25 kuna coin in circulation is made form the alloy of 92% copper, 6% aluminum and 2% nickel, whereas the ring is made from the silvery luster alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel.

 

Diameter and weight
The commemorative 25 kuna coin in circulation has a shape of a regular dodecagon, the diameter of the circumscribed circle of which is 32 mm. The commemorative 25 kuna coin in circulation weights 12.75 g.
The core diameter amounts to 18 mm and weights 4.05 g.
The internal diameter of the ring is 18 mm and weight is 8.70 g.

 

REVERSE

The central part of the coin's core carries the designation of the nominal value 25. Within the numeral outlines, the figure of a pine marten running towards the right is shown; the marten's body is integrated with the numeral denoting the nominal value. In the bottom, central part of the coin's ring the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia is impressed. A blooming laurel branch is placed in a semicircle on the left to the coat of arms, while a common oak branch with fruits is on the right. The top part of the ring carries the semicircular inscription REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA.

 

OBVERSE: 
REPUBLIC OF CROATIA – A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION – 1 VII 2013

The core of the coin features an image of a beehive symbolising the European Union. The beehive consists of twenty-seven cells, each comprising a star as a symbol of a European Union Member State. The newly added, twenty-eighth cell, comprises a square with a star on it, symbolically representing the act of accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union as the new, twenty-eighth member. The inscription "REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA ČLANICA EUROPSKE UNIJE" (REPUBLIC OF CROATIA – A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION) is laid out circularly within the ring of the coin. The lower central part of the ring bears the date "1 VII 2013".


 

 

OBVERSE: 
TREATY OF ACCESSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

The core of the coin features an image of a beehive symbolising the European Union. The beehive consists of twenty seven cells with stars, symbols of the Member States. Next to the beehive in the lower semi-circle is a square, a symbol of the Republic of Croatia, which is about to be incorporated into the beehive as the twenty eighth cell, comprising a star – a new full member of the European Union. The inscription "UGOVOR O PRISTUPANJU REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE EUROPSKOJ UNIJI" (TREATY OF ACCESSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA TO THE EUROPEAN UNION) is laid out circularly within the ring of the coin. The lower central part of the ring bears the date "9. XII. 2011.".


 

 

OBVERSE: 
EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL MEETING, ZAGREB 2010

The core of the coin features the logo of the meeting which shows the panorama of the city of Zagreb and a two-line inscription »ZAGREB« and »2010«. The inscriptions »EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL MEETING« and »EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum'' are laid out circularly within the ring of the coin. The lower central part of the ring shows the EBRD logo.

 

OBVERSE: 
REPUBLIC OF CROATIA - EU MEMBERSHIP CANDIDATE, 18 June 2004

The central part of the coin core features two squares symbolising the Republic of Croatia, placed one above the other with touching corners. The squares' edges, shown as if in motion, are formed by three lines, modelled after the early Croatian three-strand pattern.
The loose lines in the right upper corner of the lower bigger square are a symbol Croatia's openness towards the European Union. These lines stretch over to the coin ring embossed with twelve EU stars, which are interlaced by the Early Croatian three-strand pattern, in symbol of Croatia's determination to become an integral part of the EU. Positioned along the mid part of the lower edge and bordered by a small square on the left and a small star on the right is the date, 18 June 2004. The inscription "REPUBLIC OF CROATIA - EU MEMBERSHIP CANDIDATE" continues from the date to the right, closing the circle on the coin.
 

 

OBVERSE: 
10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

The central part of the coin's core shows the relief of the Republic of Croatia, crossed by slightly curved horizontal and vertical lines, symbolizing parallels and meridians of the planet Earth. This image represents the Republic of Croatia as an independent state on the globe. Two dates: "January 15, 1992 - January 15, 2002" are centrally positioned along the bottom edge. They are followed by the inscription: "10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA", which stretches from the left to the right, closing the circle on the coin.

 

OBVERSE:
2000

The coin's core carries an image of a fetus as a universal symbol of human life which is a center of both the millennium that ends and the new millennium that begins. This is symbolized by a sequence of rays within the core of the coin's ring. The year 2000 is placed in the bottom, central part of the coin's ring.

 

OBVERSE:
EURO

The central part represents the letter E, the initial letter of the name of a new monetary unit, Euro. Across the image of the letter, a swarm of twelve differently stylized stars is scattered, symbolizing the European Monetary Union members. The minting year 1999 is placed between the bottom edge of the letter and the bottom edge of the dodecagon.

 

OBVERSE:
EXPO-LISBON 1998

The central part carries the image of a model of an ancient Croatian ship, "falkuša", dating from the eleventh and twelfth century. Within the ring, in its bottom semicircle, there is a succession of horizontal lines, symbolizing the see surface. The inscription EXPO-LISABON 1998 is placed in the top semicircle of the ring.

 

OBVERSE:
THE FIRST CROATIAN ESPERANTO CONGRESS

The central part of the coin's core carries the symbol of the Congress, an elliptic circle within which eight elongated rhombs are placed in two vertical columns, pointing at one another with their tips. There are five rhombs in the left column, of which the third and the fifth are filled with vertical lines. The right column contains three rhombs, all filled with vertical lines, symbolizing the red and white fields of the Croatian historical coat of arms. All eight rhombs are connected, forming thus the capital letter E (i.e. Esperanto). The identical rhomb is placed in the bottom, central part of the ring's circular area; on the left to this rhomb, the circular inscription UNUA KONGRESO DE KROATAJ ESPERANTISTOJ begins and stretches along the ring to the right side of the rhomb. The second, inner, circular line of the ring's surface contains the inscription PRVI KONGRES HRVATSKIH ESPERANTISTA, separated by a bronze designation of the minting year 1997, placed in the central part, above the elongated rhomb

 

OBVERSE:
THE ADMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA TO THE UNO

The core and the ring of the coin carry the symbol of the United Nations Organization, with a flat outline of the planet Earth within the core, and a particularly distinct relief of the Republic of Croatia. The image within the core is framed by stylized olive branches placed within the coin's ring. The two lines above the symbol carry the inscription REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA U O.U.N. and the date of admission of the Republic of Croatia to the UNO 22. V. 1992. A bronze designation of the minting year 1997 is placed below the symbol and along the bottom edge, in the central part of the coin's ring.

 

OBVERSE:
THE CROATIAN DANUBE REGION

The surface of the coin bears the map of the Croatian Danube Region with denoted Croatian towns and rivers and drawn borders of the Republic of Croatia and neighboring states. The background of the map is a square surface, interwoven with tiny squares, a symbol of Croatia, within the borders of the Republic of Croatia. The inscription HRVATSKO PODUNVALJE stretches along the left side of the square and continues along the bottom side. The minting year 1997 is inscribed along the right side of the square.

 

 

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