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  • 1 Kuna 1993-2021, KM# 9.1, Croatia, Without dot
  • 1 Kuna 1993-2021, KM# 9.1, Croatia
  • 1 Kuna 1993-2021, KM# 9.1, Croatia, With dot

The word "kuna" means "marten" in Croatian since it is based on the use of marten pelts as units of value in medieval trading.

Engraver: Kuzma Kovačić (KK)


Depicts a nightingale turned left surrounded by the bird's name in Croation above and date below. Engraver's initials are near the nightingale's foot.

The common nightingale or simply nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), also known as rufous nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song. It belongs to a group of more terrestrial species, often called chats.



In the upper half-circle is placed marten running to the right. On the outstretched marten's body is written the upright value of the coin (1). Under the value is written KUNA. Along the edge of upper half-circle is written The Republic of Croatia in Croatian. Along the lower edge, in the central part, is placed the coat of arms of The Republic of Croatia. On the right side of the coat of arms is laid stylized laurel twig in bloom and on the left side of the coat of arms is laid the sprig of oak tree with fruit.

The coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia consists of one main shield and five smaller shields which form a crown over the main shield. The main coat of arms is a checkerboard (chequy) that consists of 13 red and 12 silver (white) fields. It's also informally known in Croatian as šahovnica ("chessboard", from šah, "chess"). The five smaller shields represent five different historical regions within Croatia.



1 Kuna

Croatian Text
KM# 9.1 Schön# 13.1
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Material Copper
Weight 5 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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