Slovenia

The Euro became the official currency in Slovenia on 1st January 2007, replacing the Tolar which however remained valid until 15th January 2007. Some basic facts relating to Slovenia.




Normal Currency Coins.

Slovenia has 8 different motifs for its coins - 1 for each denomination. There appears to be no theme grouping the coins - as for example by Austria or Greece - however I find that Slovenia has minted one of the most attractive and interesting series of Euro coins. The Commemorative issues are also very attractive, particularly that of 2010 which I think is one of the most beautiful Euro coins yet minted.

An unusual feature of the Slovenian coins is that the date normally appears at an arbitrary angle to the horizontal plane of the coins.

As Slovenia has only been in the Euro zone since 2007 and has such appealing coins, I think it is a wonderful niche area for collectors with limited financial resources.





1 cent - A stork, which was the motif of the 20 Stotins(Cent) piece in the previous currency.





2 cent - The Prince's stone where Carantanian Dukes were installed.






5 cent - The painting "Sejalec" by Ivan Grohar - depicted is a sower sowing stars.





10 cent - A design by Joze Plecnik for the national parliament.






20 cent - A pair of Lippizaner horses.






50 cent - Triglav ( the highest mountain in Slovenia) plus the constellation of cancer.





1 Euro - Primas Trubar - a protestant reformer and translator of the New Testament into Slovenian.





2 Euro - France Preseren plus a line from his poem Zdravljica which is the national anthem of Slovenia.





Two Euro Coin Rim

Around the rim of the Two Euro coin the name of the country "Slovenjia" plus a full stop .





Slovenian Commemorative Two Euro Coins.



2008 - 500th birthday of Primoz Trubar.




Date of issue   : 26.05.2008

Issuing Volume : 1 Million

2010 - Commemorates 200 years of the botanical gardens in Lubljana.



Date of issue   : 10.05.2010

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


2011 - 100th birthday of Franc Rozman - a partisan who fought for the liberation of Slovenia during World War II.



Date of issue   : 21.03.2011

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


2013 - The 800th Anniversary of the first visit to the Postonja jame (cave) is commemorated with an artisic styilized spiral representing the cave. At the end of the spiral we see two styilized stalagmites.

Date of issue   : 04.02.2013

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


2014 - The 600th Anniversary of the coronation of Barbara of Celje.



Date of issue   : 17.11.2014

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


2015 - The 2000th Anniversary of the founding of Emona.



Date of issue   :  January 2015.

Issuing Volume : 1 Million




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