New 100 kuna banknote to be put in circulation

Published: 4/6/2002

On July 5, 2002 the Croatian National Bank will put into circulation a new 100 kuna banknote, issue March 7, 2002.

The new 100 kuna banknotes have the same basic color and the same basic design as the existing series of 100 kuna banknotes issued on October 31, 1993, which will remain in circulation as legal tender.

However, the new banknotes will be printed on an improved cotton base to provide long lasting quality of banknotes in circulation and will be supplied with additional security features (metallized holographic strip) to enable a quick and reliable genuineness testing and to prevent successful counterfeiting.

The intaglio printing provides for enhanced tactility of motifs on the banknote (portrait, inscriptions and recognition elements for the blind).

In addition, the new 100 kuna banknote will no longer bear the inscription "Narodna banka Hrvatske" but "Hrvatska narodna banka" (the current central bank's name). It will also bear the facsimile signature of the current CNB Governor Dr. Željko Rohatinski.