design by Slovakian graphic and banknote designer Matej Gábriš
features Milan Rastislav
Štefánik (1880-1919) on obverse
who was a Slovak General,
politician, diplomat, aviator, astronomer and Freemason. The
back features Mohyla Bradlo, the mausoleum where he was buried.
1,700 pieces were issued. Contact info for
During World War I, Štefánik served at the same time as a general in the French Army and as Minister of War for Czechoslovakia.
As one of the leading members of the Czechoslovak National Council (the resistance government), he contributed decisively to the cause of
Czechoslovakian sovereignty, since the status of Czech and Slovak populated territories was one of those in question until shortly before the disintegration
of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. Source: