MISC - Money Matters
Money makes the world go round, but who and what is on our money? This episode looks at the figures and icons Czechs have decided are worthy of being immortalized on their currency, and by extension we'll learn a little about the story this country tells itself about itself.
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01:33 - To walk in money
02:20 - Current coins, the Czech Lion, the Crown of Wenceslaus
06:52 - Notes, some of the 100 greatest Czechs
07:08 - 100Kč - Charles IV
08:43 - 200Kč - Jan Amos Komenský
10:16 - 500Kč - Božena Němcová
12:36 - 1000Kč - František Palacký
15:42 - 2000Kč - Emmy Destinn (Ema Destinnová)
17:07 - 5000Kč - Tomáš Garrigue (T. G.) Masaryk
18:08 - Old 20Kč & 50Kč notes - Otakar I Přemysl & St. Agnes of Bohemia (Svatá Anežka Česká)
20:21 - Late Czechoslovak notes - Pavol Országh-Hviezdoslav, Komenský, Ľudovít Štúr. peasants, SNP partisans & Bedřich Smetana
25:24 - Earlier Czechoslovak notes - Jan Žižka, SNP & Russians, youths
26:38 - Post WWII currency, the Communist coat of arms, post-Velvet Revolution commemorative 10 Kč coins (TGM, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Alois Rašín)
28:26 - What about the Euro?
33:35 - Foreign currency & ATMs
- Music by Fanette Ronjat
- Prague’s Currency: The Czech Crown (CZK)
- Information about the Czech Crown
- A Closer Look at Czech Coins and Their History
- Who Are The People on Czech Banknotes?
- Největší Čech (The Greatest Czech) list
- History of Czechoslovak Currency
- Czech National Bank commemorative coins links
- Stahované starší vzory bankovek (Older bank note designs) pdf
- Czechia and the euro from the European Commission
- Why hasn’t the Czech Republic adopted the euro? from KafkaDesk
- Honest Guide YouTube channel
- Honest Blog by Honest Guide
- Prague vs Crooks (taxi scams) (in Czech)
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