Commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Josef Suk

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 2.7 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only

PSM ke 150. výročí narození Josefa Suka – emise

On 3 January 2024 the Czech National Bank is issuing a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Josef Suk. 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 2.25 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.

Coin description

The obverse side of the coin depicts the body of a violin on a handwritten music score by Josef Suk. The vertical text “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” is superimposed onto the violin strings, and the horizontal text with the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” is situated below this text. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located near the right-hand bottom edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin shows a portrait of Josef Suk. The texts “JOSEF SUK” and “1874 - 2024” are written around the edge of the coin. A facsimile of Josef Suk’s signature is situated below the portrait. The initials of the designer of the coin Petra Čánská – made up of the letters “P” and “Č” – are located near the bottom edge of the coin.

Catalogue card

Each coin comes with a yellow 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.