CROATIA 2 kune 1941


CROATIA, 2 kune, 1941, zinc, KM2, Unc

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Croatia, a western Balkan maritime region, was inhabited by Neanderthals in paleolithic times. Periodically infiltrated and overrun by migrants, It was known as Illyria in Greek times, Dalmatia in Roman times, Avars and Croats arrived in the 6th century AD. The Croat dukes participated in the European feudal system, becoming attached to the Habsburg family and the Holy Roman Empire, until they were conquered by the Ottoman Turks conquered the southern part (Bosnia) in the 17th century. After World War I it became part of Yugoslavia. The Nazi Germans established a puppet government during World War II. In 1991 Yugoslavia dissolved and Croatia became independent.

The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of anarchy starting in the 7th century AD or so. Europe, for our purposes stretches from Greenland to somewhere in Russia. Collectors of Europe would likely include Russia. Collectors of Asia, even though about 2/3 of Russia is in Asia, probably not.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.