Mariánský Bridge in Ústí nad Labem

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 1 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only

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On 13 October 2015 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the tenth gold commemorative coin from the Bridges cycle. It features the Mariánský bridge in Ústí nad Labem. The coin is minted from 999.9 purity gold 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. Normal quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 28 mm in diameter, weighs 15.55 g and is 2 mm thick. Deviations in diameter of 0.1 mm and thickness of 0.15 mm are allowed. Upward deviations in weight of 0.062 g and in gold content of 0.01% are allowed.

The obverse side of the coin depicts a composition of heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms of the Czech Republic. The Czech lion is in the middle, with the Moravian eagle on the left and the Silesian eagle on the right. Part of the structure of the Mariánský bridge is below the composition of heraldic animals, and part of the Mariánská rock is near the left-hand edge of the coin. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5000 Kč” is located below the Moravian eagle and partly extends into the depiction of the Mariánská rock. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” is located around the upper edge of the coin. The name of the cycle “MOSTY” is below the depiction of the bridge structure. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is situated near the lower edge of the coin.

The reverse side of the coin features part of the bridge structure, which links up with the structure on the obverse side of the coin. Written around the outer circle is the semi-circular text “MARIÁNSKÝ MOST V ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM”. The year of mintage “2015” is to the left of the word “ÚSTÍ”. The initial of the designer Vojtěch Dostál – the inverted letter “D” – is located above the letter “N” of the word “NAD”.
Each coin comes with a red 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.