Commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dana Zátopková and Emil Zátopek
On 14 September 2022 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dana Zátopková and Emil Zátopek. 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 2.2 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 running tracks, javelins and the national flag. Written around the outer circle is the text “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA”. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are written below the national flag. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located on the bottom right-hand side of the national flag. The reverse side of the coin features portraits of Dana Zátopková and Emil Zátopek. Written around the outer circle are the texts “DANA A EMIL”, “ZÁTOPKOVI” and “1922–2022”. The initial of the designer of the coin, Vojtěch Dostál – a reversed letter “D” – is situated above the text “2022”.
Each coin comes with a white catalogue card with a tricolour 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.