Slovenia 1000 tolarjev

In 1992, the Bank of Slovenia introduced the following banknotes (10 tolarjev20 tolarjev50 tolarjev, 100 tolarjev, 200 tolarjev, 500 tolarjev, 1000 tolarjev, 5000 tolarjev, 10000 tolarjev), all of which feature notable Slovenes. The banknotes were designed by Miljenko Licul and coauthors, whereas portraits were drawn by Rudi Španzel. They were printed by the British company De La Rue on paper produced in Radeče, Slovenia.
Slovenia 1000 tolarjev
Slovenia 1000 tolarjev
Slovenian tolar currency banknotes 1000 tolarjev
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Slovenian banknotes - 1000 tolarjev 1992 Series, issued by the Bank of Slovenia (Banka Slovenije)
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The hand engraved portrait of the poet France Prešeren is the main motif on the front of the banknote. The profile silhouette filled up with microwriting completes the image. In the upper left hand area of the banknote a facsimile of Preseren´s signature is printed by the intaglio method. The watermark bears the face of France Prešeren.

In the middle of the back of the banknote part of the text from "The Toast" is printed. The upper left side bears a stylized writing quill, next to it the word "Prijatli" (Friends) in the poet´s handwriting is printed by the intaglio method.

Size: 156 x 78 mm
Date of issue: January 15, 1992., June 1, 1993., January 15, 2000., January 15, 2003., January 15, 2004., January 15, 2005.
Put in circulation: September 30, 1992., December 13, 1993., July 10, 2000., May 12, 2003., August 2, 2004., June 20, 2005.
Out of circulation: January 15, 2007
Valueless: exchangeable without time limit

France Prešeren (2nd or 3rd December 1800 – 8 February 1849) was a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet, best known as the poet who has inspired virtually all later Slovene literature and has been generally acknowledged as the greatest Slovene classical author. He wrote some high quality epic poetry, for example the first Slovene ballad and the Slovene national epic. After the death, he became the leading name of the Slovene literary canon.
He tied together the motifs of his own unhappy love with that of an unhappy, subjugated homeland. Especially after World War II in the Slovene Lands, one of Prešeren's motifs, the "hostile fortune", has been adopted by Slovenes as a national myth, and Prešeren has been described being as ubiquitous as the air in Slovene culture.
During his lifetime, Prešeren lived in confrontation with both the civil and religious establishment, as well as with the provincial bourgeoisie of Ljubljana. He fell victim to severe drinking problems and tried to take his life on at least two occasions, facing rejections and seeing most of his closest friends die tragically. His lyrical poetry dealt with the love towards his homeland, the suffering humanity, as well as his unfulfilled love towards his muse, Julija Primic.
Although he wrote in Slovene, some poems were written in German, too. As he lived in Carniola, he at first regarded himself a Carniolan, but gradually took the broader Slovene identity. His poems has been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bengali, as well as to all the languages of former Yugoslavia, and in 2013 a complete collection of his "Poezije" (Poems) was translated to French.

"Zdravljica" (English: "A Toast") is a carmen figuratum poem by a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet France Prešeren, inspired by the ideals of Liberté, égalité, fraternité. It was written in 1844 and published with some changes in 1848. Four years after it was written, Slovenes living within Habsburg Empire interpreted the poem in spirit of the 1848 March Revolution as political promotion of the idea of a united Slovenia. In it, the poet also declares his belief in a free-thinking Slovene and Slavic political awareness. In the late 1980s, it was adopted as the national anthem of Slovenia.