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1The principal monetary unit of the Austro-Hungarian empire from 1892 to 1918, consisting of 100 filler; compare "krone". Later: the principal monetary unit of Hungary from 1919 to 1926. Now historical.
2The principal monetary unit of Czechoslovakia until its partition in 1993, and subsequently of the Czech Republic and (until 2009) of Slovakia.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Statesman's Year-book. From Hungarian korona monetary unit of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, monetary unit of Hungary, specific use of korona.
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