Reproduction

Published: 31/1/2015
The reproduction of kuna banknotes and kuna and lipa coins is subject to prior approval of the Croatian National Bank.

In accordance with Article 24 of the Act on the Croatian National Bank, the Croatian National Bank is the holder of all proprietary rights and copyrights on kuna banknotes and kuna and lipa coins in circulation (hereinafter referred to as 'kuna cash'). The reproduction of kuna cash is subject to prior approval of the Croatian National Bank.

At the request of the person intending to reproduce kuna banknotes, the Croatian National Bank provides a prior authorisation for the reproduction of kuna banknotes in the following cases:

  1. for photographs, drawings, pictures, films and in general, for any work where the banknote or its reproduction is not of central importance;
  2. for one-sided reproduction of banknotes, provided that the size of the reproduction is equal to or exceeds 125% of the length and the width of the authentic banknote of the same denomination, or is equal to or less than 75% of the length and the width of the authentic banknote of the same denomination, regardless of the material used for the reproduction;
  3. for two-sided reproduction of banknotes, provided that the size of the reproduction is equal to or exceeds 200% of the length and the width of the authentic banknote of the same denomination, or is equal to or less than 50% of the length and the width of the authentic banknote of the same denomination, regardless of the material used for reproduction;
  4. for the reproduction of individual elements of banknote design, provided that individual design elements are not featured against the background similar to kuna banknotes;
  5. for one-sided reproduction of banknotes featuring a portion of the obverse or the reverse of a banknote, provided that such portion is less than 33% of the obverse or the reverse of the authentic banknote of the same denomination, for reproduction on materials clearly differentiated from the material used for banknote production; 
  6. for immaterial reproduction in electronic form, under the following criteria:
    • the word "SPECIMEN" is visible diagonally across the obverse of the banknote reproduction in a clearly legible font;
    • the word "UZORAK" is visible diagonally on the reverse of the banknote reproduction in a clearly legible font;
    • the word "SPECIMEN" and/or "UZORAK" must take up at least 75% of the length of the reproduction, and at least 15% of the height of the reproduction and be in a contrasting colour to the dominant colour of the banknotes; 
    • the resolution of the electronic reproduction in its original size must not exceed 72 dpi.

At the request of the person intending to reproduce kuna coins, the Croatian National Bank provides prior authorisation for the reproduction of kuna coins in the following cases:

  1. for photographs, drawings, pictures, films and in general, for any work where the coin or its reproduction is not of central importance;
  2. for reproductions on materials clearly differentiated from the materials used for coin production;
  3. for immaterial reproduction in electronic form the resolution of which does not exceed 72 dpi.

What is required for the initiation of the procedure for granting a decision on the approval of reproduction of kuna cash?

The procedure of granting a decision on the approval of reproduction of kuna cash is conducted before the Croatian National Bank as an administrative procedure in accordance with the General Administrative Procedure Act (OG 47/2009). In accordance with the mentioned Act, prior to the reproduction of kuna cash, it is necessary to submit an application on which the Croatian National Bank will decide within the prescribed time limit.

The application should contain the denominations, the years of issue of kuna cash intended for reproduction as well as whether the obverse or the reverse, i.e. the obverse and the reverse of kuna cash are intended for reproduction. It is also necessary to specify the intended use of the reproduction.

The application is submitted by post to the following address:

Hrvatska narodna banka
National Counterfeit, National Analysis and Coin National Analysis Centres
Trg hrvatskih velikana 3
PO Box 859
10000 Zagreb
Republic of Croatia