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25 Kuna

 
  • 25 Kuna Croatia 2016
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Type Commemorative issue (Circulating)
Material Copper Aluminum Nickel
Weight 12.75 g
Diametr 32 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape multangular polygon
Sides 12
Alignment Medal
Mint Croatian Monetary Institute (HNZ)
Obverse

The surface of the coin is divided into lustrous and matted squares with the years written inside the squares, in positive and negative, symbolising the twenty-five years of independence of the Republic of Croatia.

The Croatian inscription in positive "25th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Croatia" is positioned circularly along the border of the coin core. The dates "8.X.1991." and "8.X.2016." are respectively inscribed, in positive, above and below the central square.

Reverse

The central part of the coin core features the denomination numeral "25", inscribed in positive. The coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia is positioned above the denomination numeral and the name of the monetary unit "KUNA" is inscribed in positive below the numeral. The surface of the coin is by a special minting technique divided into quarters, two of which, positioned one opposite the other, are matted and filled in with thin vertical lines. The other two quarters, situated one opposite the other, are lustrous. The upper left matted quarter on the ring of the coin bears the Croatian inscription "Republic of Croatia", in negative, and the opposite lower quarter on the ring features an image of a marten turned to the right. The lower left lustrous quarter on the ring shows a matted laurel branch in bloom, and the opposite polished quarter features a mated common oak branch with acorns. Below the common oak branch is the signature of the engraver "DM". The legend "25th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Croatia" is inscribed in mini-lettering, in negative, on the rim of the upper and lower lustrous quarters of the coin ring.

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

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.

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