Bosnia and Herzegovania 5 Convertible Marks

10 Oct 2018  Wed

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country on the Balkan Peninsula in south-eastern Europe. Its countryside is home to medieval villages, rivers and lakes, plus the craggy Dinaric Alps. The National capital of Sarajevo has a well preserved old quarter, Bascarsija, with landmarks like 16th-century Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque. Ottoman-era Latin Bridge is the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which ignited World War I.

The country is one of the most frequently visited countries in the region. The Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark is the currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is divided into 100 pfenigs or fenings.

The convertible mark was established by the 1995 Dayton Agreement. It replaced the Bosnia and Herzegovina dinar, Croatian kuna and Republika Srpska dinar as the single currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998.

In 1998, notes were introduced in denominations of 50 fenings/pfenigs, 1 mark, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 marks with various additions over the year. The banknotes are issued by the Central Bank of Bosnia Herzegovina, with distinct designs for the entities of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska.

Today we are discussing a 5 Convertible Marks banknote of 1998. The features on the front the Portrait of the Yugoslav writer Mehmed "Meaa" Selimovic to the right set against a complex design of geometric patterns. The back depicts trunks of trees in a forest. This violet coloured note portrays the signature: Peter Nicholl (Governor) on its obverse.

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