The Fiume Krone (Croatian: Riječka kruna, Italian: Corona Fiumana, abbreviated Cor. or FIUK) was introduced in the Free State of Fiume[citation needed] on 18 April 1919 by the National Council of Fiume who effectively exercised power in the City through stamping of the previous Austro-Hungarian Krone notes. After the Dannunzian occupation in September 1919, a new series of notes were stamped on behalf of the Istituto di credito del Consiglio Nazionale with a decree dated 6 October 1919. The Fiume Krone was the official currency of the City of Fiume up to 26 September 1920 when, by the decree of the general Amantea commander of the Italian troops in Fiume, the Italian lira was introduced as the new official currency.[1] The currency continued to circulate until the annexation of the city to Italy in February 1924. The royal decree n 235 of 24 February 1924 set the final conversion date on April the 30th 1924 at 0.40 Italian lira for one Corona Fiumana.[2]

Fiume krone
Corona Fiumana (in Italian)
FIU-S108-Free State of Fiume (Provisional)-10 Kronen (1920).jpg
SymbolCor., FIUK
Banknotes1, 2, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 200, 1000, 10 000 Cor.
User(s)Flag of the Free State of Fiume.svg Free State of Fiume
Central bankItalian National Council of Fiume
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

Exchange ratesEdit

In November 1919, one Corona Fiumana was worth 3 Serb, Croat and Slovene Krone or 0.40 Italian lira. On the black market however, one Corona Fiumana sold for 0.21 lira.[3]


  1. ^ Julijan Dobrinić, Riječka numizmatika - Riječki novci i novci s riječkim obilježjima 1848.-2002., Muzej grada Rijeke, 2005, pp. 74-79
  2. ^ Giuseppe Sirsen, "Fiume e la numismatica", Fiume, (7) 1984, p. 84.
  3. ^ Radmila Matejčić, KRUNE "CITTA DI FIUME" I PROBLEM VALUTE U RIJECI OD GODINE 1918-1924., Numizmatičke vijesti, 1963. broj 20

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Preceded by:
Austro-Hungarian Krone
Reason: dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Ratio: at par
Note: Overstamping of banknotes of the Austro-Hungarian Krone
Currency of Fiume
October, 1919 – September 1920
Succeeded by:
Italian Lira
Reason: consolidation of currency situation
Ratio: 1 Lira = 2.5 Kronen