Travel with us to Czechoslovakia. This was a Central European nation that split during a velvet divorce. A velvet divorce is a non-violent separation of a nation. This bloodless revolution overthrew the communist party in 1989. It resulted in Czechoslovakia splitting into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1993.

This week’s banknote is Czechoslovakia 25 Korun p84b BNB308b 1953. This is a light blue paper banknote with Czech and Slovak text. On the front of this note is an image of an equestrian statue of General Jan Zizka. The back of this banknote shows Czechoslovakia’s coat of arms; houses, buildings, and a church in Tabor. The watermark is a star in circle pattern.

The equestrian statue on the front of this note is of General Jan Zizka. He is seen with a raised mace in his hand while riding a horse. The sculpture is by Bohumil Kafka, and is located on Vitkov Hill in Prague. Jan Zizka was a military leader who led many battles in the early 15th century. He is now considered a national hero.

Czechoslovakia’s coat of arms changed many times during the country’s turbulent history. The coat of arms on this banknote is considered the lesser coat of arms, and was used between 1920-1939 and 1945-1960. The red shield has a white two-tailed lion with a crown on its head. The lion represents Bohemia, and suggests power and sovereignty.

This light blue banknote shows equestrian statue and Czechoslovakia’s coat of arms. The current price for this note is $20.00, but it is subject to change. To see more about this note or other notes like it, head to our website.

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Country: Czechoslovakia

Denomination: 25 Korun

Pick #: 84b

Banknote Book #: 308b

Grade: aUNC (minor corner issue)

Year: 1953

Other Info: Prefix ME – Czechoslovakia State Bank

Coloration: Blue

Depictions: Equestrian Statue of Jan Zizka; View of Tabor

Note Size: 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″

Continent: Europe

Watermark: Star inside circle throughout note