Commemorative silver coin to mark the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
On 18 February 2009, the Czech National Bank issues a commemorative silver 200 Kč coin to mark the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championship held in Liberec. The 200 Kč coin is minted from an alloy containing 900 parts silver and 100 parts copper and is issued in two quality versions, normal quality and proof quality, which differ in surface finish and edge marking. Proof quality coins have a highly polished field and a matt relief; the edge is plain with the frieze “CZECH NATIONAL BANK* Ag 0.900 * 13 g *”. Normal quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 31 mm in diameter, weighs 13 g and is 2.3 mm thick. As with any other coins, deviations in diameter of 0.1 mm and thickness of 0.15 mm are allowed. Upward deviations in weight of 0.26 g and silver content of 1% are permitted.
The obverse of the coin features the logo of the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championship in Liberec. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are written around the outer circle. The mark of the Czech Mint is located below the championship logo. The reverse of the coin features a composition of ski jumpers on the right-hand side and cross-country skiers on the left-hand side. Below the composition is the text “FIS MISTROVSTVÍ SVĚTA V KLASICKÉM LYŽOVÁNÍ” (FIS NORDIC WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIP). The year "2009" is located near the upper edge of the coin. The initials of the designer, David Čermák, made up of the linked letters “ČD”, are located near the bottom edge of the coin.
Each coin comes with a white postcard-sized catalogue card with print in the colours of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship logo. The relief of the coin is dry-stamped through silver foil. The text is given in Czech and English. The card is the same for the normal-quality and proof-quality coins.
The Czech National Bank sells its commemorative coins through entities licensed to trade in numismatic material.