Janez Puhar was an inventor and one of the pioneers of photography, and the Republic of Slovenia is marking the 200th anniversary of his birth by issuing collector coins. The coins feature a landscape scene taken from a Puhar photograph of Cerklje na Gorenjskem, the first landscape photograph taken in Slovenia.
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|Purity||925 / 1000|
|Silver content||13,875 g
|Dimensions (diameter)||32 mm
|Face value||30 EUR
Janez Avguštin Puhar was born on 26 August 1814 in Kranj. He went to school in Kranj and Ljubljana, and after finishing grammar school he enrolled in a seminary and was ordained a priest in 1838. He served in various parts of Slovenia, and is known for his work in Metlika, Ljubno na Gorenjskem, Bled and Cerklje. In his final year of life he was a curate in Dovje, but he became seriously ill and returned home to Kranj, where he died on 7 August 1864.
|Tax||The tax for gold and silver coins is accounted from the difference in price on 102. and 104. article in ZDDV-1 and is on 110. article in ZDDV-1 not shown on the invoice.|