Commemorative silver coin to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid
Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 839 kB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only
On 24 May 2017 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid. The coin is minted from an alloy containing 925 parts silver and 75 parts copper and is issued in two versions, normal quality and proof quality, which differ in surface treatment and edge marking. Proof-quality coins have a highly polished field, a matt relief and a plain edge with the inscription in Czech “ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA * Ag 0.925 * 13 g *”. Normal quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 31 mm in diameter, weighs 13 g and is 2.2 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 side of the coin depicts the rear of Heydrich’s bomb-damaged car. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” is located at the bottom edge of the coin. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are written to the left of the car wheel. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located below the name of the state. The reverse side of the coin features the window and bullet-riddled wall of the crypt of the Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Resslova Street in Prague. Hosepipes are depicted in the bottom part of the frame on the wall below the window. The text “OPERATION ANTHROPOID” and, on a second line, the years “1942 - 2017” are written below the wall. The initials of the designer of the coin, Irena Hradecká, made up of the intertwined letters “I” and “H”, are located at the bottom edge of the coin.
Each coin comes with a grey 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..