Commemorative silver coin to mark the the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jože Plečnik
On 26 January 2022 the Czech National Bank is issuing a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jože Plečnik. 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 fragments from realised designs by Jože Plečnik, namely the façade of the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square in Prague, and, in the upper part of the coin, the capital of a column located in the Moravian Bastion in the Garden on the Ramparts at Prague Castle. At the left-hand edge of the coin is the text “ČESKÁ”, and at the right-hand edge is the text “REPUBLIKA”. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are located near the lower edge of the coin. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located before the denomination. The reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Jože Plečnik. At the upper edge of the coin is the text “JOŽE”, and at the right-hand edge is the text “PLEČNIK”. Located near the lower edge of the coin is the text “1872”, and at the left-hand edge is the text “2022”. The initial of the designer Vojtěch Dostál – a reversed letter “D” – is situated at the left-hand lower edge of the coin.
Each coin comes with a grey catalogue card with purple text 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.