Commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of František Kupka
On 22 September 2021 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of František Kupka. 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 composition of partial motives from František Kupka’s work, incorporating the vertical text “CHCI TVOŘIT JAKO HUDEBNÍK”. The vertical text “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA”, made up of intertwined letters, and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are located on the left part of the coin. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located near the lower edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin shows a composition of partial motives from František Kupka’s work, this time incorporating his portrait and the vertical text “NECHCI MALOVAT HUDBU”. The left part of the coin contains the vertical text “KUPKA FRANTIŠEK”, made up of intertwined letters, and the years “1871” and “2021”, also vertical. The mark of the designer of the coin Adam Fejfar is situated near the lower edge.
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.