THE CZECH CROWN
According to Countryaah, the Czech crown (CZK) is the currency of the Czech Republic. It was introduced in 1993, immediately after Czechoslovakia was divided into the two states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It replaced the Czechoslovak crown.
Here you can buy Czech crowns or use our currency converter to display the current exchange rate from euros to the Czech currency.
COIN SHOWS THE “BOHEMIAN LION”
A two-tailed lion is the heraldic animal of the Czech region of Bohemia. This “Bohemian lion” adorns all the obverse sides of Czech coins. The motifs on the back vary. For example, the famous Charles Bridge is depicted on the 5 kroner coin, while the 50 kroner coin shows a view of Prague’s old town.
BANKNOTES ADORN PERSONALITIES FROM CZECH HISTORY
Important personalities from the country’s history are depicted on the Czech banknotes, including, for example, Charles IV, the King of Bohemia (100 kroner note) or the important pedagogue Johann Amos Comenius (200 kroner note). There are also matching backs for each. The seal of Charles University in Prague is shown on the bill with Charles IV. On the Comenius note you can see the hand of an adult touching a child’s hand – a symbol for the passing on of knowledge to children.
WHEN THE EURO WILL COME IS UNCERTAIN
The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and has committed to the introduction of the euro currency. In order to join the euro, however, a two-year membership in Exchange Rate Mechanism II is necessary. The Czechs’ final accession to the European monetary union is probably not expected before 2020.
CHANGE TRAVEL MONEY IN GOOD TIME
So when traveling to the Czech Republic it is still worthwhile to exchange cash early. Card payments are often not possible, especially in smaller restaurants or in rural areas, tips of 5 to 10 percent are common. You can find further helpful tips for a stay in the Czech Republic in our travel information about the Czech Republic.
ORDER CZECH CROWNS ONLINE
You can conveniently buy the Czech crown (CZK) and many other currencies in the XE online shop. Simply select the currency you want, use our currency converter to display the current XE exchange rate and buy your varieties online. The currencies that you order online from us will be delivered to your home within a few days. You can also easily collect your travel money from one of the many XE branches.
THE CURRENCY AT A GLANCE
1 Koruna Ceská (Czech Crown) = 100 Háleru (Heller). Currency abbreviations: Kc, CZK (ISO code). Banknotes are available in denominations of 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100 Kc; Coins are in circulation in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Kc.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE REGULATIONS
There are no restrictions on the import or export of national or foreign currencies for travelers within and outside the EU, but there is an obligation to declare cash from the equivalent of € 10,000 (including travelers checks, other currencies or checks made out to third parties).