Travel with us to Serbia. Serbia is a landlocked country in Southeastern Europe, and officially is known as the Republic of Serbia. The terrain and climate in Serbia ranges from mountains to plains, and cold winters to warm summers. Serbia was the birthplace to 17 Roman Emperors including Constantine the Great who declared Christianity an official religion.

Our banknote this week is Serbia’s 10 Dinara p54b BNB 414b 2013. This is a paper banknote with Serbian text. On the front of this note are images of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic as an old and young man, eyeglasses, open book from a museum devoted to Karadzic, and National Bank of Serbia seal. The back of this note shows Serbian coat of arms, Karadzic as an old man, and members of the First Slavic Congress held in Prague in 1848. The watermark for this banknote is Karadzic.

Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic was a Serbian linguist, philologist, and anthropologist. Karadzic is most known for creating the modern Serbian language, and for his preservation of Serbian folktales. Britannica named him “the father of Serbian folk-literature scholarship.” Additionally, Karadzic wrote the first Serbian dictionary and the New Testament in the reformed Serbian language.

Serbian coat of arms was adopted in 1882, and readopted in 2004. In 2010, the coat of arms was slightly redesigned. The coat of arms is a red shield with two fleurs-de-lys, and a two headed eagle with a red shield on its chest. This smaller shield has a cross with four fire steels. The coat of arms is crowned with a golden crown, and decorated with an embroidered mantle and golden ropes.

This 10 Dinara banknote shows Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic, Serbian coat of arms, and members of the First Slavic Congress. This banknote is our current featured note and will be offered at a discounted price for a limited time. The current price for this note is $1.35, 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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*Correction for last week’s blog. I mentioned that Bermuda was in the Caribbean; however, that is incorrect. Bermuda is located above the Caribbean in the Atlantic Ocean. I accidently switched Bermuda and The Bahamas.

Country: Serbia

Denomination: 10 Dinara

Pick #: 54b

Grade: UNC

Year: 2013

Other Info: Narodna Banka Srbije

Coloration: Yellow

Depictions: Vuk Stefanovic Karadic (Creator of contemporary Serbian alphabet): writing kit and an open book (exhibits from collection at Museum devoted to Vuk S. Karadic and Dositej Obradovic): Crest

Note Size: 5″ x 2 1/2″

Continent: Europe

Watermark: Vuk Stefanovic Karadic