Medals of Banka Slovenije

On special occasions, Banka Slovenije issues medallions, which are also prized among numismatic enthusiasts. In contrast to commemorative and collector coins, the medallions are not legal tender and have an exclusively numismatic value. To date Banka Slovenije has issued three medallions, marking the 10th anniversary of the tolar and on the 20th and 30th anniversaries of the founding of Banka Slovenije. As part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Banka Slovenije, we will be making available special sets of medallions containing gold and silver medallions marking the 20th and 30th anniversaries of Banka Slovenije (altogether four medallions).

Medallions on the 30th anniversary of Banka Slovenije

On its 30th anniversary, Banka Slovenije is issuing gold and silver medallions. The design of the medallions uses points as the central artistic element to depict the co-dependence of the country and central bank. Thirty points are arranged in the form of a square with the inscription ‘Banka Slovenije’ on the front side, while points are arranged on the reverse side to form the geographical shape of Slovenia. The points of the front side represent Banka Slovenije’s growth from its establishment to the present day, while the size of the points on the reverse side reflect Slovenia’s population density.

Gold medallion

Weight: 7 grams
Diameter: 24 millimetres
Purity: Au 999/1000
Minted: 500 pieces

Silver medallion

Weight: 15 grams
Diameter: 32 millimetres
Purity: Ag 925/1000
Minted: 1,000 pieces

Artwork designed by: Tevž Zrinski
Minting: Mincovňa Kremnica š.p., Kremnica, Slovakia

Medallions on the 20th anniversary of the founding of Banka Slovenije

To mark the 20th anniversary of Banka Slovenije, gold and silver medallions have been issued; on both sides they feature the complex security systems and mechanisms by which the central bank safeguards, defines and upholds the currency and maintains its stability.

Gold medallion

Weight: 7 grams
Diameter: 24 millimetres
Purity: Au 900/1000
Minted: 100 pieces

Silver medallion

Weight: 15 grams
Diameter: 32 millimetres
Purity: Ag 925/1000
Minted: 400 pieces

Original design: Robert Žvokelj
Minting: Mincovňa Kremnica š.p., Kremnica, Slovakia

Sale of medallion sets 

As part of the celebration of Banka Slovenije’s 30th anniversary, interested parties are being offered the chance to purchase a limited number of medallions minted in 2011 for our 20th anniversary, in the following forms:

  • 60 sets of four medallions (gold and silver medallions marking the 20th anniversary of Banka Slovenije, and gold and silver medallions marking the 30th anniversary of Banka Slovenije) at a price of EUR 1,500 per set and
  • 250 individual silver medallions minted on the 20th anniversary of Banka Slovenije, at a price of EUR 70 per medallion.

Due to the limited stocks of medallions from 2011, for those interested in purchasing them we will hold a lottery, thereby offering an equal chance of purchase for all. Applications will be accepted from 4 October to 3 November 2021, by means of the online application (available from 4 October). Buyers drawn in the lottery will be able to purchase a maximum of one set of medallions or one individual silver medallion. Payment and delivery of medallions will be conducted at the Banka Slovenije counter.

Detailed terms and conditions for applications, purchase and collection of Banka Slovenije medallions from 2011 and sets of Banka Slovenije medallions marking the 20th and 30th anniversaries of Banka Slovenije are published in the Public Notice for the Sale of Gold and Silver Medallions on the 20th and 30th anniversaries of Banka Slovenije and in the document Conditions for the Sale of Gold and Silver Medallions on the 20th and 30th anniversaries of Banka Slovenije. A video recording and the results of the lottery drawing will be posted on this website.