Commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Adolf Loos
On 2 December 2020 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Adolf Loos. 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 features the south-western wall of the Müller Villa in Ořechovka, Prague. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, and the text “ČESKÁ” are located near the upper edge of the coin. The lower edge of the coin bears the text “REPUBLIKA” and below it the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč”. The reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Adolf Loos and below it the text “ADOLF LOOS”. The years “1870” and “2020” are to the left and right of the portrait. The mark of the designer of the coin Asamat Baltaev is located near the bottom edge of the coin.
Each coin comes with a yellow 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.