FEATURES OF KUNA BANKNOTES

THE 20 KUNA BANKNOTE
Issue 7 March 2001

20 Kuna-Obverse
Obverse

20 Kuna-Reverse
Reverse


 
Date of putting into circulation: 16 August 2001.
Dimensions: 130 mm x 65 mm.

OBVERSE
Paper: toned, with embedded fluorescent fibres, a multitonal positioned watermark and security thread.
Main colour: red.
Main motif: a portrait of Josip Jelačić (1801-1859), a Croatian ban who defended Croatian autonomy from the Hungarians.
Print: the base is printed in multicoloured offset with an iridescent effect; the main motif, latent image, marking for the visually impaired and microtext are printed in intaglio and the inscriptions are embossed; the intaglio and embossed prints are perceptible by touch.
Watermark: a portrait of Josip Jelačić, displayed on the left side of the banknote, in the central part of the blank area, visible when the banknote is viewed against the light.
Security thread: embedded on the left from the portrait, appears on the banknote surface in several small reflective silver rectangles featuring the inscription "20 HRK" and becomes fully visible when the banknote is viewed against the light.
Latent image: the hidden inscription "KUNA", visible in the vertical rectangle positioned along the right edge of the banknote when the banknote is tilted while held flat.
Iridescent colour: on the high-gloss rectangular patch, positioned between the portraits and the right edge of the banknote, and on the high-gloss rectangular patches positioned above and below the watermark, along the upper and lower edges of the banknote, featuring fragmented images of the Vučedol dove; when the banknote is tilted under the light, the iridescent colour on the base changes from silver to gold.
See-through register: a square positioned next to the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia, bordered by the inscriptions "20 KUNA"; triangular elements of the see-through register on the obverse and reverse of the banknote match when the banknote is viewed against the light, forming letter "H".
UV: some colours on the base fluoresce under ultraviolet light; the series and serial number designation fluoresces green; the security thread iridesces.

 

REVERSE
Date on the banknote: 7 March 2001.
Main colour: red.
Main motif: the castle of Count Eltz in Vukovar and the Vučedol dove, a ceramic cult vessel in the form of a bird.
Print: multicoloured offset with an iridescent effect.
Watermark: a portrait of Josip Jelačić, displayed on the right side of the banknote, in the central part of the blank area, visible when the banknote is viewed against the light.
See-through register: a square in the upper right corner of the banknote drawing, bordered by the inscriptions "20 KUNA"; triangular elements of the see-through register on the obverse and reverse of the banknote match when the banknote is viewed against the light, forming letter "H".
UV: some colours on the base fluoresce under ultraviolet light; the place and date of issue and Governor's facsimile signature fluoresce orange.

 

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