Commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Hollar, the Association of Czech Graphic Artists
On 4 October 2017 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Hollar, the Association of Czech Graphic Artists. 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 “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 2.3 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 side of the coin depicts part of a printing press. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are written on three lines between two printing cylinders. The Czech lion is located on a sheet of paper in the upper half of the coin field. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is situated near the lower edge of the coin. The reverse side features the Hollar logo in the upper part of the coin, with a printing press cylinder depicted below. The text “SDRUŽENÍ ČESKÝCH UMĚLCŮ GRAFIKŮ HOLLAR” and the years “1917–2017” are written on six lines in the lower half of the coin. The initials of the designer of the coin, Martin Dašek – made up of the intertwined letters “MD” – are situated at the bottom edge of the coin
Each coin comes with a white catalogue card with a graphic art piece by Martin Velíšek. The card contains 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.