In conjunction with Slovenia adopting the euro on 1 January 2007, AS Tavid ceases trading the Slovenian tolar from 20 December 2006.
People who still own the Slovenian tolars soon to be removed from circulation are advised to exchange them before 20 December, as the exchange process will become significantly more complicated and the exchange rate is likely to decrease.
Slovenia will adopt the euro on 1 January 2007. Payments in tolars will be possible until 14 January, but change will be given in euros.
Slovenia has also issued euro coins with a national design:
- On the national side of a 1 euro coin we can see an image of Primož Trubar’i (1508-1586) the author of the first book in the Slovenian language and the message “Stati inu obstati” (To stand and withstand).
- The national side of a 2-euro coin displays an image of France Prešeren (1800-1849), a popular Slovenian poet and author of the national anthem. The coin also has a line from the Slovenian anthem on it. This side of the coin also carries the inscription “S L O V E N I J A”