During the Second World War, Croatia was under German Occupation. Notes were issued for the
duration and this 1000 kuna note is from that series (P4) It is dated 1941 and is available in Very
Fine- Good Very Fine condition. It’s densely engraved with a young girl to the left. Security features
include thick fibres scattered randomly.
It’s not often you get the chance to include colour trials in your banknote collection. This is
because they are rarely available to the collector market. They tend to remain with the printers
or are destroyed. These colour trials from Croatia, I think you will agree are pretty exotic
What are colour trials? Well, as their name implies they are trial printings of banknotes
done on paper or in colours that are not adopted for the final issued printing.
The trials we have on offer were prepared for Croatian banknotes issued in 1993. They are
printed on one side only showing either the front or the back. Many of the trials for the reverse
show an incomplete printing stage.
Our collection contains 10 different pieces including the fronts and backs of the 200, 500
and 1000 kuna which in issued form are very expensive. Also included are the fronts and backs
of the 5 and 20 kuna. Illustrations include prominent citizens from the past and important
This fabulous Croatian Colour Trial Collection comprising 10 pieces, a real talking point.