100th anniversary of the introduction of the Czechoslovak koruna
Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 485 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only
On 10 March 2019, the Czech National Bank is issuing a CZK 2,000 commemorative silver coin with a gold inlay to mark the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Czechoslovak koruna. The coin is issued only in normal quality and is minted from an alloy containing 900 parts silver and 100 parts copper. The inlay is minted from 986.1 purity gold. The total weight of the coin, including the gold inlay, is 34.593 g. Its diameter, excluding the relief inscription, is 40 mm and its thickness is 3.2 mm. The silver body of the coin weighs 31.103 g. The gold inlay weighs 3.49 g and is 21 mm in diameter. Upward deviations in silver purity of 1%, in gold purity of 0.01%, in silver weight of 0.35 g and in gold weight of 0.17% are permitted. Deviations in diameter of 0.1 mm and in thickness of 0.15 mm are allowed. The edge of the coin is plain with a relief inscription “* 1919 Kč * 1939 K – Ks * * 1945 Kčs * 1993 Kč – Sk * * 1919 – 2019 *”.
The obverse side of the coin features a partial portrait of Alois Rašín in the form of a banknote engraving. Written in a ring around the outer circle is the name of the state ““ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “2 000 Kč”. The name of the state and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit are separated by a dot on the left and by the mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, on the right. The reverse side features the reverse side of the first Czechoslovak koruna coin, dating from 1922, in the gold inlay in the middle. Written around the outer silver circle is the text “ČESKOSLOVENSKÁ KORUNA” and the years “1919-2019”. The text and the years are separated by dots. Written between the gold inlay and the outer circle is the text “JSEM RAŽENA Z ČESKÉHO ZLATA”. The initial of the designer of the coin, Jiří Hanuš, in the form of the letter “H” in a frame, is situated before the word “JSEM”.
Each coin comes with a blue catalogue card containing a description and the relief of the coin.
The Czech National Bank sells its commemorative coins through contractual partners licensed to trade in numismatic material.