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20 and 50 koruna notes.

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20 and 50 koruna notes.

Heard that The 20 korun note ceased to be valid on 31 August 2008 and the 50 korun has been discontinued on 1 April 2011.

Is the info correct???? Please confirm.

What`s now on - 20 and 50 czk COINS?????

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1. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

yes, coins, 20 crown sort of yellow, and 50 crown sort of brown:)

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2. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

I havn't seen a 50kc note for a few years now,didn't even get any in any change the last few visits.

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3. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

Yes, the 20 and 50 CZK banknotes are not valid, but the coins are.

Official sites of the Czech Natiomal Bank:

- coins: http://www.cnb.cz/en/banknotes_coins/coins/

- banknotes: www.cnb.cz/en/banknotes_coins/banknotes/

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4. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

I ment Czech National Bank :-)

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5. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

If you happen to have any, and you really want to get legal tender, then you can go to the Czech National Bank (maybe any bank, I'm not sure) and they should change them for you.

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6. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

Money related questions:

1/ With what notes are ATMs usually loaded in Czech????

2/ What rate USD/ CZK is expectable in the airport money changers???? (the international is 17/1 - i know????)

tnx in advnace

Edited: 05 August 2011, 07:06
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7. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

1. in many cases it is 200,500 ,1000 and 2000Kc note,I had this misfortune of taking out 6000Kc one sturday morning and got 3x2000kc notes.I usually try to take out an odd numbrer like 2900kc so I get a mix of notes but it just depends what the machime has at the time.

2.wouldn't know,never use them Atm's will give you the best rate on the day.

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8. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

<<Atm's will give you the best rate on the day.>>

Totally agree, but the problem IS i need smaller money for the bus.

May be i Xchange some small amount ( say 30 USD) at money changer and withdraw the rest of cash from ATM??????

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9. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

Never use an airport exchanger - just withdraw money from the ATM and buy a small object from a shop - e.g. bottle of water (but don't give them a 2000 Crown note or they will get cross with you).

Czech shops and restaurants have a fascination with hoarding as much small change as possible as if there was a national shortage of coins or something (well, there is, as they have all been hoarded by the shops and restaurants) but just stand your ground. Also don't be alarmed if the person behind the counter takes no notice of you, takes a call from husband/friend/lover or decides to finish her cigarette before serving you - it is all part of the local charm :)

It is very funny to watch them taking as much time as possible whilst muttering under their breath scrabbling through their huge box full of change in the hope that you will just give up and give them the coins that you have carefully stored up yourself to put in the ticket machine.

Or, easier still, just go to the Prague public transport counter and buy a ticket (or several) from there - if you are staying in the centre you will just need a few 18 Crown tickets to keep you going - you will need a 26 Crown ticket to get to the centre or however much it is nowadays.

Edited: 05 August 2011, 11:51
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10. Re: 20 and 50 koruna notes.

GCEK,

Well.... you gave me the whole picture....LOL ( the images of people searching the inner grounds of their nose in front of the customer just in order to check his/ her endurance/ patience/ tolerance!!!!)

My plan is:

1/ after landing and immigration

2/ get bus 100 to Zlicin ( need some COINS for ticket)

3/ get student agency bus to Pilsen ( my destination for 4 days stay) - again small money for tickets.

4/ get back to Prague (probably by train) as my Prague hotel is right at the Main Station front door.

5/ have 2 days for PRG sightseeing

6/ go back to the airport via AE * departing from the main station).

Questions:

1. where at the arrival <<the Prague public transport counter and buy a ticket (or several) from there>> Located?????

2. What`s the fare for bus ride from airport to Zlicin - 18 or 26k?????

3. Is it OK to travel in a bus with luggage????? One suitcase per person???

Edited: 05 August 2011, 12:21
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