Termination of validity and exchange of 1993 versions of banknotes
The 1993 versions of the CZK 5000 and CZK 1000 banknotes ceased to be legal tender on 1 July 2001. On 31 January 2007 the 1993 versions of the CZK 100, CZK 200 and CZK 500 banknotes ceased to be legal tender as well. Later versions of these banknotes remain legal tender.
The invalid banknotes are exchangeable at the CNB’s offices in Prague, Plzeň, Hradec Králové, Brno, Ostrava, České Budějovice and Ústí nad Labem and will remain so until further notice. The exchange of invalid banknotes is free of charge, provided they are sorted by denomination.
The valid versions of the CZK 1000 and CZK 5000 banknotes differ from the invalid versions in that they contain a graphic symbol printed in the right-hand lower margin on the reverse side, a letter P stylized as a tree on the CZK , a shiny iridescent strip, orange protective fibres and optically variable ink of a different colour.
- Comparative pictures of the 1993 and 1996 versions of the CZK 1000 banknote
- Comparative pictures of the 1993 and 1999 versions of the CZK 5000 banknote
The 1993 versions of the CZK 100, CZK 200 and CZK 500 banknotes differ from those 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 letter K on the CZK 100 banknote, a book on the CZK 200 banknote and a rose on the CZK 500 banknote).
Reverse sides of the 1993 versions of the banknotes with no graphic symbol
Reverse sides of the valid later versions of the banknotes with a graphic symbol