Negrelli Viaduct in Prague
Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 2,2 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only
On 13 November 2012 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the fourth of ten gold coins from the Bridges cycle. It depicts the Negrelli Viaduct in Prague. 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, while normal-quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 28 mm in diameter, weighs 15.55 g and is 1.95 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 features an arch of the Negrelli Viaduct with a composition of heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms – the Czech lion is in the middle, with the Silesian eagle on the right and the Moravian eagle on the left. The name of the cycle “MOSTY”, the name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5000 Kč” are written on three lines inside the arch. The coin was minted by the Czech Mint. Its mark in the form of the letters “Č” and “M” is located at the bottom edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin shows a side-view of part of the Negrelli Viaduct. Above it is one of the arches of the viaduct. The inscription “NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE” with dots at its edges is located above the arch. The year of mintage “2012” and the initials of the designer of the coin, the sculptor Zbyněk Fojtů – the interlinked letters “FZ” – are situated below the depiction of the Negrelli Viaduct.
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.