Commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Red Cross
Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 541 kB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only
Commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Red Cross.
On 6 February 2019 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Red Cross. 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 2.35 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 a cross with stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms at its centre. Written around the outer circle is the name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč”. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located in the upper left-hand corner of the lower right-hand sector. The basic composition of the reverse side of the coin is the same as that of the obverse side. The area of the cross is filled with quotations of the seven internationally applied fundamental principles of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, namely humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. The middle of the cross is covered by a partial emblem of the Czechoslovak Red Cross. Written around the outer circle of the coin is the text “ČESKOSLOVENSKÝ ČERVENÝ KŘÍŽ”. The text “1919-2019” is located below the emblem. The mark of the designer of the coin Asamat Baltaev can be found in the upper left-hand corner of the lower right-hand sector.
Each coin comes with a white-coloured 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.