Commemorative silver coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana

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 k 200. výročí narození Bedřicha Smetany – emise

On 28 February 2024 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana. 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.

Coin description

The obverse side of the coin features a view of Prague with the text “MÁ VLAST” incorporated into a silhouette of the Hradčany district. Written around the outer circle of the coin is the text “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč”. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located to the left of the text "MÁ VLAST”. The reverse side of the coin shows a portrait of Bedřich Smetana. The right-hand and upper edge of the coin features the texts “BEDŘICH SMETANA” and “1824 - 2024” and the initial of the designer of the coin Jiří Hanuš, consisting of a framed “H”.

Catalogue card

Each coin comes with a brown 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.