Croatian euro coins have been put into circulation with Croatia joining the eurozone since this Sunday, January 1st, 2023.
Although Croatia has been a member of the European Union since 2013, it only joined the eurozone this Sunday, January 1, 2023.
It is therefore giving up its traditional national currency, the kuna, to make way for the European currency, the euro.
Result: New coins representing the country and its culture have been officially circulated since the beginning of the year, although Croatians have been able to receive them since July, when their production started.
The different parts
The various motives were first proposed by the population before being examined and validated by the government of the Republic of Croatia, as pointed out by Hatton National Bank.
These are the Croatian chessboard, the geographical map of Croatia, the marten, the Glagolitic script and Nikola Tesla, the world famous inventor and engineer.
So the checkerboard pattern will be used as the background for all parts.
On the red 1 cent, 2 cent and 5 euro cent coins, the motif chosen is a symbol of the Glagolitic alphabet, the oldest Slavic alphabet.
The symbol of the Glagolitic alphabet, the oldest Slavic alphabet. HBN
The portrait of Nikola Tesla was chosen on the 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent coins.
The portrait of Nikola Tesla. HBN
The marten animal was chosen on the 1 euro coins. A reference to the old currency since Marder is called Kuna in Croatian.
And finally, the geographic map of Croatia was chosen on the 2 euro coin.
The geographical map of Croatia. HBN
value in relation to kuna
The assumed exchange rate between the euro and the kuna for 2023 is 7.5345 kuna for 1 euro.
The 20th member to adopt the euro
This makes Croatia the 20th member country to introduce the euro as its national currency.
The countries concerned areGermanyI’Austriathe BelgiumI’Spainthe Finlandthe FranceI’IrelandI’Italythe Luxembourgyou Netherlands and the Portugal since 1999, followed by the Greece 2001 then the Slovenia since 2007, Malta and Cyprus since 2008 the Slovakia since 2009 theEstonia in 2011, the Latvia in 2014, the Lithuania 2015 and today the Croatia in 2023.
Certain states of the European Union have chosen not to participate, such as Denmark or Sweden and others still don’t meet the conditions like that Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Romania.