Czechoslovakia, 20 Krones 1988


ID Number: SR04-0102
Category: Paper Money
Description: Czechoslovakia, 20 Krones 1988
Country or State: Czechoslovakia
Year: 1988
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Currency: Krone
Face Value: 20 Krones
Subject/Theme: Jan Amos Komensky (1592 - 1670)
Obverse: Blue and multicolor underprint. Jan Amos Komensky at right, circular design with open book at left
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Reverse: Alphabet at left, Tree-of-Life growing from at center, young couple at right
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Printer: STG-Prague

Series Prefix: E, H

Dimensions (B x H): 138 x 67 mm
Krause Catalog Number: Pick# 95
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State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)

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John Amos Comenius was a Czech philosopher, pedagogue and theologian from Margraviate of Moravia. He served as the last bishop of Unity of the Brethren and became a religious refugee and one of the earliest champions of universal education, a concept eventually set forth in his book Didactica Magna. He is considered the father of modern education. Comenius was the innovator who first introduced pictorial textbooks, written in native language instead of Latin, applied effective teaching based on the natural gradual growth from simple to more comprehensive concepts, supported lifelong learning and development of logical thinking by moving from dull memorization, presented and supported the idea of equal opportunity for impoverished children, opened doors to education for women, made instruction universal and practical. Besides his native Bohemian Crown, he lived and worked in other regions of the Holy Roman Empire, and other countries: Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Transylvania, England, the Netherlands and Hungary.