Commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Aleš Hrdlička
Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 499 kB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only
On 20 March 2019 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Aleš Hrdlička. 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 2.3 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 features a stylised depiction of the stages of human evolution with three overlapping portraits in profile. The outer circle of the coin features the unclosed name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA”. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are located at the lower right-hand edge of the coin. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is situated below the denomination. The reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Aleš Hrdlička. Written around the outer circle of the coin is the unclosed text “ALEŠ HRDLIČKA”. Located near the lower right-hand edge of the coin are the years “1869” and “2019” and a Native American headband. The mark of the designer of the coin Asamat Baltaev can be found below the year 2019.
Each coin comes with a brown 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.