CNB issues new versions of the CZK 100 and CZK 200 banknotes

Today the CNB is putting into circulation new versions of the CZK 100 and CZK 200 banknotes. Although the overall appearance of these banknotes remains unchanged at first sight, the new notes have enhanced protection against counterfeiting and enable easier processing using technical equipment. Thanks to the new CZK 100 and CZK 200 notes, the appearance of all Czech banknotes will be unified.

Charles IV will still be the main motif of the CZK 100 note and John Amos Comenius that of the CZK 200 note. The versions of the CZK 100 note that were put into circulation in 1995 and 1997 and the versions of the CZK 200 note that were issued in 1996 and 1998 will remain legal tender and will be gradually replaced by the new version depending on their degree of wear.

With the new versions of the CZK 100 and CZK 200 notes, we round off the innovated issue of Czech banknotes, which was launched in 2007. The main changes consist in new protective elements. However, they will also allow for two-sided processing of banknotes using state-of-the-art machines and therefore increase the efficiency of ensuring smooth circulation of money, which is one of the main tasks of the Czech National Bank,” CNB Governor Jiří Rusnok commented on this banknote issue.

The issuance of the 2018 version of the CZK 100 and CZK 200 banknotes is part of a long-term programme to improve the protection of Czech banknotes against counterfeiting.

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Markéta Fišerová
Director of the Communications Division and CNB Spokesperson