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Where can the 1993 version banknotes, which ceased to be legal tender on 31 January 2007, be exchanged, and until when?

The oldest types of the 1993 version banknotes of CZK 50, CZK 100, CZK 200 and CZK 500 denominations ceased to be legal tender on 31 January 2007. The 1993 version banknotes of CZK 50, CZK 100, CZK 200 and CZK 500 denominations have been exchangeable in Czech National Bank branches since 1 January 2010.

The exchange of invalid 1993 version CZK 50 banknotes will be terminated in Czech National Bank branches on 31 March 2017, while the exchange of CZK 100, CZK 200 and CZK 500 banknotes is not limited in time until further notice.

The 1993 versions of the aforementioned notes differ from versions issued later primarily in that they have the year 1993 marked on the face side and no graphic symbol printed in the right-hand lower margin of the watermarked banknote on the reverse side. Notes issued later have the year 1995 or later marked on the face side and a graphic symbol printed in the right-hand lower margin on the reverse side (a heart on the CZK 50 banknote, a letter K on the CZK 100 banknote, a book on the CZK 200 banknote and a rose on the CZK 500 banknote).

Pictures of all banknotes that ceased to be legal tender on 31 January 2007 (in Czech only)