Commemorative coins of the Czech Republic

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The Czech National Bank issues 200 / 500 Koruna (Kč) silver commemorative coins and golden commemorative coins of various denominations. The golden coins are issued in thematic sets – Bohemian crown set, Charles IV set, Ten centuries of architecture set, Industrial Heritage Sites set and Bridges in the Czech Republic set. In 2000 the special 2000 Kč silver coin with golden inlay and hologram was issued.

Specifications[edit]

Silver 200 Kc face value coins. (Issued from 1993 to 2010)

  • diameter: 31 mm, thickness: about 2.3 mm, weight: 13 g
  • purity: 900/1000 Ag 100/1000 Cu
  • border proof : imprint "ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA * Ag 0.900 * 13 g *"

Silver 200 Kc face value coins. (Issued from 2011)

  • diameter: 31 mm, thickness: about 2.3 mm, weight: 13 g
  • purity: 925/1000 Ag 75/1000 Cu
  • border proof : imprint "ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA * Ag 0.925 * 13 g *"

Silver 500 Kc face value coins. (Issued from 2011)

  • diameter: 40 mm, thickness: about 2.6 mm, weight: 25 g
  • purity: 925/1000 Ag 75/1000 Cu
  • border proof : imprint "ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA * Ag 0.925 * 25 g *"

Gold 1 000 Kc face value

  • diameter: 16 mm, weight: 3,111 g
  • purity: 999,9/1000 Au

Gold 2 000 Kc face value, Ten centuries of architecture

  • diameter: 20 mm, weight: 6,22 g
  • purity: 999,9/1000 Au

Gold 2 500 Kc face value, Industrial Heritage Sites

  • diameter: 22 mm, weight: 7,777 g, thickness: 1,45 mm
  • purity: 999,9/1000 Au

Gold 5 000 Kc face value

  • diameter: 28 mm, weight: 15,55 g
  • purity: 999,9/1000 Au

Gold 10 000 Kc face value

  • diameter: 34 mm, weight: 31,107 g
  • purity: 999,9/1000 Au

Most are made in PROOF and BU versions.

The Czech gold commemorative coin sets[edit]

All proof coins have got plain edge and all BU have got milled edge.

Bohemian crown set

Emission dates was 4.10.1995, 27.3.1996 and 2.4.1997.

  • 1 000 Kc Three ducat of the Silesian Estates from 1621. Mintage is 2000 in BU from year 1995 and 3256 in BU and 744 from year 1996 and 2250 in proof from year 1997.
  • 2 500 Kc Thaler of the Moravian Estates from 1620. Mintage is 2000 in BU from year 1995 and 1256 in BU and 744 in proof from year 1996 and 1700 in proof from year 1997.
  • 5 000 Kc Small groschen from 1587. Mintage is 1000 in BU from year 1995 and 1256 in BU and 744 in proof from year 1996 and 1500 in proof from year 1997.
  • 10 000 Kc Pragergroschen. Mintage is 1000 in BU from year 1995 and 1256 in BU and 744 in proof from year 1996 and 1500 in proof from year 1997.

Charles IV set

Emission dates was 18.3.1998 and 24.2.1999.

Ten centuries of architecture

Issued from 2001 to 2005. All have got face value 2 000 Kc.

Industrial Heritage Sites

Issued from 2006 to 2010. All have got face value 2 500 Kc.

  • First coin issued 10.5.2006 is Hand Paper mill at Velké Losiny. Mintage is 2000 in BU and 3000 in proof.
  • Second coin issued 11.10.2006 is Observatory at Prague Klementinum. Mintage is 2100 in BU and 3800 in proof.
  • Third coin issued 16.5.2007 is Ševčiny mine at Příbram-Březové Hory. Mintage is 2100 in BU and 5100 in proof.
  • Fourth coin issued 3.10.2007 is Water Mill at Slup. Mintage is 2300 in BU and 6300 in proof.
  • Fifth coin issued 14.5.2008 is Suspension Bridge at Stádlec. Mintage is 3100 in BU and 10900 in proof.
  • Sixth coin issued 8.10.2008 is Brewery at Plzeň. Mintage is 3200 in BU and 10800 in proof.
  • Seventh coin issued 20.5.2009 is Elbe Sluice under Střekov Castle at Ústí nad Labem. Mintage is 3500 in BU and 10500 in proof.
  • Eight coin issued 7.10.2009 is Wind Mill at Ruprechtov. Mintage is 3500 in BU and 10500 in proof.
  • Ninth coin issued 5.5.2010 is Hammer Mill at Dobřív. Mintage is 3800 in BU and 10200 in proof.
  • Tenth coin issud 6.10.2010 is Michal Mine at Ostrava. Mintage is 3800 in BU and 9200 in proof.

Bridges in the Czech Republic

Issued from 2011. Last should be minted in 2015. All have got face value 5 000 Kc.

  • First coin issued 25.5.2011 is Gothic bridge in Písek. Mintage is 2600 in BU and 6900 in proof.
  • Second coin issued 11.10.2011 is Renaissance bridge in Stříbro. Mintage is 2700 in BU and 7300 in proof.
  • Third coin issued 15.5.2012 is Baroque bridge in Náměšť nad Oslavou. Mintage is 3200 in BU and 9000 in proof.

The Czech silver 200 Kc commemorative coins[edit]

  • 1st anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Czech Republic – 1993
  • 650th anniversary of the foundation of the Prague Archbisopric and laying of the cornestone of St.Vitus Cathedral – 1994
  • 50th anniversary of the Allied Landings in Normandy – 1994
  • 125th anniversary of the horse-drawn tram in Brno – 1994
  • Protection of the environment – 1994
  • Czech introduction to the euro – 2001
  • 150th anniversary birth of Mikoláš Aleš – 2002
  • Jaroslav Vrchlický – 2003
  • Skiers Union centennial – 2003
  • 150th anniversary birth of Leoš Janáček – 2004
  • 50th anniversary birth of Scott Bakula – 2004
  • 250th anniversary Lightning Conductor – 2004
  • Czech EU accession – 2004
  • 425th anniversary of the Kralická Bible – 2004
  • 100 years of automobile – 2005
  • Birth of Jan Werich/Jiří Voskovec – 2005
  • Foundation of Unity of the Brethren (Unitas Fratrum) – 2007
  • Entry into the Schengen Area – 2008
  • 100. Death of Josef Hlávka – 2008
  • 650. Foundation of vineyards by Charles the IV. – 2008
  • 150. Birth of Viktor Ponrepo – 2008
  • 100. Founding of National technical Museum – 2008
  • Czech presidency of European Union – 2009
  • World championship in classical ski – 2009
  • 100 years of reaching the North pole – 2009
  • 400 years from death of Rabí Jehuda Löw – 2009
  • 400 years from formulation of first two Keppler's laws – 2009


The Czech silver 500 Kc commemorative coins[edit]

  • 200th anniversary birth of Karel Jaromír Erben. Mintage is 7300 in BU and 10800 in proof.
  • 100th anniversary birth of Jiří Trnka. Mintage is 6800 in BU and 12100 in proof.

Future releases

  • 100th anniversary birth of Beno Blachut. Emission is preparing to 5.6.2013.
  • 100th anniversary birth of Jiří Kolář. Emission is preparing to 24.9.2014.
  • 250th anniversary birth of Václav Thám. Emission is preparing to 21.10.2015.

The other Czech commemorative coins[edit]

  • 2 000 Kc Coin with a gold inlay and hologram to mark the Year 2000 issued 1.12.1999. Mintage is 17000 in BU and 3000 in proof. Metal content is 31,103 g of 999/1000 Ag and 3,11 g of 999,9/1000 Au.
  • 2 500 Kc The accession of the Czech Republic to the EU – bimetallic coin issued 28.4.2004. Mintage is 10000 in proof. Metal content is 23,328 g of 999/1000 Ag and 7,776 g of 999,9/1000 Au.

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