• 3 Euro 2019, Slovenia, 100th Anniversary of Joining Prekmurje Region
  • 3 Euro 2019, Slovenia, 100th Anniversary of Joining Prekmurje Region
Description

Prekmurje is a geographically, linguistically, culturally and ethnically defined region settled by Slovenes and a Hungarian minority, lying between the Mur River in Slovenia and the Rába Valley (the watershed of the Rába)in the most western part of Hungary. It maintains certain specific linguistic, cultural and religious features that differentiate it from other Slovenian traditional regions.

After the end of World War I and dissolution of Habsburg Monarchy, there was briefly an independent Hungarian state and a short-lived Republic of Prekmurje that emerged in the midst of the chaos of the Hungarian Revolution of 1919. The region was captured by Yugoslav troops and incorporated into the newly-established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed Yugoslavia in 1929).

Engraver: Matej Ramšak

Obverse

Depicts value, country name and date below.

3
EURO
SLOVENIJA
2019

Reverse

Depicts a white stork and citation from József Klekl's semi-radical newspaper Novine (17th August of 1919) "You are children of mother Slovenia" and an inscription "Joining Prekmurje region with its motherland 1919" below.

White storks are a symbol of a Slovenian province Prekmurje. Prekmurje – with its wide-open, well-tended fields and scattered villages – provides an ideal habitat for the birds.

József Klekl (1874–1948) was a Slovene Roman Catholic priest from Prekmurje and politician in Hungary, writer, governor of the Slovene People's Party, later a delegate in Belgrade. Klekl was an active proponent of the independence of the Slovene March in Hungary (Slovenska krajina), and for some time fusion with the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs.

DECA STE
LÜBLENE
SLOVENSKE
MATERE
PRIKLJUČITEV
PREKMURJA
K MATIČNI
DOMOVINI
1919

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Copper Nickel Zinc
Center Cupronickel
Weight 15 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 2.39 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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