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The Czech Koruna is the official currency of the Czech Republic.
Notes: 100, 200, 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000 koruna
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 koruna
Subunit: haléř
Code: CZK
Symbol: Kč


If you are going to visit Prague or any other city of the Czech Republic you will need to exchange your Euros to Czech Koruna. In Eurochange you can buy your Czech Koruna at the best price and with total availability.


About Czech Koruna

The Czech Koruna is the offical currency of the Czech Republic. Its ISO code 4217 is CZK and its abbreviation to mark the prices is Kč. Each Koruna is divided into 100 Hellers (or Haléřů) although today the minimum unit is the coin of one Koruna.

History of the currency of Czech Republic

In 1993 the former Czechoslovakia separated peacefully giving rise to the two countries that existed before its creation: the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Both countries continued to call Koruna their currency that until then had been the Czechoslovak Koruna. This is how the Czech Koruna and the Slovak Koruna appeared.

In the case of the Slovak Koruna, it was in circulation until 2009, when Slovakia joined the Euro. Although the Czech Republic must also adhere to the Euro, at the moment there is no expected date for it to be so.

Initially, in the first issue of 1993, the Czech Koruna had 10 and 20 Halleru coins in force until 2003, 50 Halleru coins valid until 2008 and 20 and 50 Koruna notes valid until 2008 and 2011 respectively. Over the years and inflation, those coins and notes of smaller amounts were gradually withdrawn until they are in the current legal tender.

Czech Koruna notes and coins

The Koruna notes are 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 Koruna.

On the obverse of the banknotes there are illustrious figures of the country's culture and politics: King Charles IV of Bohemia, the philosopher and pedagogue Jan Amos Comenius, the writer Božena Němcová, the politician Frantisek Palacký, the soprano Ema Destinnova and the president Tomás Masaryk.

On the back of the banknotes appears a composition related to the characters on the obverse: the seal of the Royal House, an adult hand and a child's hand, the face of a woman surrounded by flowers, an eagle with outstretched wings, a muse with two violins and several buildings of Prague respectively.


Circulating Czech Koruna banknotes

The Czech Koruna coins are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Koruna. On one of the sides of the coins appears the lion of Bohemia and on the other, along with the denomination, appear different emblems of the country: the Crown of St. Wenceslaus, the cameo of Great Moravia, the Charles Bridge of Prague, the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Brno, the equestrian figure of St. Wenceslas and a view of the city of Prague.

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How many Czech Crowns will I take to the Czech Republic?

If you do not know how many CZK to take to Prague, Brno or any other city in the Czech Republic, we can help you. Eurochange customers usually take about 300 Euros in Czech Crowns. In order to make an approximate calculation of the money you need, you might have to consider if, once you arrive at your destination, you have to pay for hotels, excursions, tickets or any type of reservation, or whether you simply have the most common expenses such as food, public transport or shopping.

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