Commemorative silver coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karel Havlíček Borovský
On 27 October 2021 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karel Havlíček Borovský. 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 fragments of the title pages of newspapers published by Karel Havlíček Borovský and the title of one of his literary works. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” is situated at the upper edge of the coin, and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are at the left side of the coin. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located near the right-hand lower edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Karel Havlíček Borovský. The text “KAREL HAVLÍČEK BOROVSKÝ” is written around the right-hand edge of the coin and “1821 – 2021” is located near the left-hand edge. The initials of the designer of the coin Zbyněk Fojtů – made up of the letters “F” and “Z” – are to the right of the text “1821”.
Each coin comes with a grey 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.