Commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod
On 17 June 2020, the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod. 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 2.1 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 cut lead crystal plate, into which a fragment of the entrance portal to the school is incorporated. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit "200 Kč" and the text "ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA" are situated inside the fragment of the entrance portal. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters "Č" and "M", is located near the left-hand edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin also depicts a cut lead crystal plate, into which the school emblem with the texts "STŘEDNÍ UMĚLECKOPRŮMYSLOVÁ ŠKOLA SKLÁŘSKÁ", "ŽELEZNÝ BROD" and "1920-2020" is incorporated. The initials of the designer, Luboš Charvát, in the form of the interlinked letters "L" and "CH", are located in the centre of the emblem.
Each coin comes with a blue 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.