Last numismatic news from Slovakia
- October 16, 2021
A BU set will be issued as part of the series “Castles of Slovakia”. It is dedicated to Bojnice Castle, one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia.
It is issued in the amount of 3,000 sets. It contains the 8 coins of the 2021 divisional series and a medal.
History of BOJNICE Castle
It was originally a wooden castle. It was gradually built of stone and was owned by the Poznan family from the 13th century.
At the end of the 13th century, the Ugrian lord Matus Cak Trenciansky took over Bojnice; the castle then belonged to the following aristocratic families in the 14th and 15th centuries: the Gileths, the Leustachs and the Noffrys. In 1489, King Matej Korvin gave the Bojnice estate to his illegitimate son Jan Korvin. After the death of King Matej, the castle was seized by Zapolsky’s troops, who inhabited it until 1526.
Palfi himself designed, projected and controlled the entire work. This last neo-gothic reconstruction lasted 22 years (from 1889 to 1910). Count Palfi did not see the castle once it was rebuilt. He died in Vienna on June 2, 1908, unmarried. In 1923, an amicable agreement was reached between Count Palfi’s heirs (distant relatives) and Czechoslovakia, which specified the collections not for auction. Auctions of Count Palfi’s art collections took place from 1924 to 1926. In 1939, the castle and its estate were purchased by the Bata company.
After the Second World War, the Bojnice estate fell into the hands of the state under the Benes Decrees. Since 1950, Bojnice Castle has been part of the Slovak National Museum.
Weight: 19,1 g
Numismatic quality: BU
Engraver: MgA. Josef Oplištil
Opening of two 2022 coins pre-orders
The Slovak Mint has opened pre-orders for two coins of the 2022 numismatic progam:
– 5€ boreal lynx
– 5€ Tatra chamois