Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bye Bye 50

Today is the last day that the 50 Kč banknote can be used to pay for goods and services. As of April 1st, only the 50 Kč coin can be used. Fifty Czech Crowns = $2.88.

The banknote is being removed from circulation due to costs. A banknote has to be replaced every few years but a coin lasts much longer.

Consumers can trade in their 50 Kč banknotes at banks until March 31, 2012. Luckily, I kept a banknote as a souvenir. I've preferred the banknote to the coin. I always felt like I had more money when I had the banknotes in my wallet.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christopher,

    I hope you don't mind me getting in touch. I found your details on your blog and I hope you might be able to help me with my strange request…

    I am a Producer working on a television show called House Hunters International which follows English speaking expats in their quest to purchase a house abroad. I am hoping to find expats to profile who have moved to the Czech republic. I wonder if you or any of your expat contacts might be interested in getting involved?! Please find a little blurb about the show below:

    House Hunters International is a half-hour program currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America.
    The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying process by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where buyers and their real estate agents tour 3 homes.

    At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.

    You can watch some examples of the show here: - London from South Africa (1600 series) - Dubai from Illinois (2000 series)

    Please get in touch if you have any more questions about the show. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best wishes and many thanks,


    Michelle James
    1-3 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JD - +44 20 7704 3300