Banknotes of the Austro-Hungarian krone


Austro-Hungarian krone paper money appeared in the beginning of the 20th century - almost ten years after the coins were introduced. All banknotes were bilingual (German and Hungarian), and the value was indicated in eight other languages (Czech, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Serbian, Italian, Ruthenen (Ukrainian)[Notes 1]and Romanian). After the dissolution of the empire banknotes were overstamped to limit their circulation according to the new borders.[1]

1900-1902 Series
ImageValueDimensionsDescriptionDate of
ObverseReverseObverseReverseprintingissuewithdrawal
10 K 121 × 80 mm Puttos Puttos 31 March 1900 2 September 1901 28 February 1907
20 K 131 × 87 mm female model symbolizing Austria female model symbolizing Hungary 20 September 1900 30 June 1910
50 K 150 × 100 mm female models female models 2 January 1902 26 May 1902 31 December 1916
100 K 160 × 106 mm Allegories of sciences and industry Allegories of arts and agriculture 20 October 1902 31 August 1912
1000 K 191 × 127 mm female model female model 2 January 1903 31 December 1918
1904-1910 Series
10 K 140 × 80 mm Princess Rohan Princess Rohan 2 January 1904 25 February 1905 31 December 1918
20 K 150 × 89 mm female model female model 2 January 1907 22 June 1908 31 December 1915
100 K 163 × 107 mm female model female model 2 January 1910 22 August 1910 31 May 1915
1912-1915 Series
10 K 150 × 80 mm boy model boy model 2 January 1915 24 July 1916 31 December 1918
20 K 150 × 89 mm female model female model 2 January 1913 29 September 1913
50 K 162 × 100 mm female model female model 2 January 1914 18 December 1916
100 K 163 × 107 mm female model female model 2 January 1912 13 December 1912
War Series
1 K female model denomination 5 August 1914
1 K 112 × 67 mm classic architecture pattern Phrygian head 1 December 1916 21 December 1916 31 December 1918
2 K 112 × 67 mm female model denomination 5 August 1914 16 August 1914 31 July 1917
2 K 125 × 85 mm female models female models 1 March 1917 9 July 1917 31 December 1918
5 K female model female model 5 August 1914
Postwar issues (limited validity)
5 K female model female model 1 October 1918 31 December 1918
25 K 135 × 80 mm female model plain or wavy pattern 27 October 1918 30 October 1918
200 K 168 × 100 mm female model plain or wavy pattern
10000 K 191 × 127 mm female model female model 2 November 1918 19 December 1918
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixel per millimetre. For table standards, see the banknote specification table.

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Notes


  1. Ruthenen was the only official designation given to people living in the Habsburg Empire until its demise in 1918 who were later referred to as Ukrainians.

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