Commemorative silver coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Božena Němcová
On 29 January 2020, the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Božena Němcová. 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 smooth 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 a composition of stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat of arms of the Czech Republic and the text “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” below. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are written on two lines below this text. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located in the upper half of the coin to the right of the coat of arms. The reverse side of the coin depicts the portrait of Božena Němcová in left profile with a suggestion of a garment. The text “Božena Němcová” in ornamental letters is located at the bottom edge of the coin and the years “1820–2020” are situated at the upper right edge. The initial of the coin’s designer, the sculptor Jiří Harcuba – the letter “H” – is situated at the left-hand edge of the coin.
Each coin comes with a pink 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.