Žďákov arch bridge
Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 1.1 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only
On 5 May 2015 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the ninth gold commemorative coin from the Bridges cycle. It features the Žďákov arch bridge. 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 detail of the bridge riveting with a composition of stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms of the Czech Republic in its left part. The Moravian eagle is at the top, the Czech lion in the middle and the Silesian eagle at the bottom. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5000 Kč”, the name of the state in Czech “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the name of the cycle “MOSTY” are written in the right-hand lower half of the coin. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located near the right-hand edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin depicts the Žďákov arch bridge from below. The right-hand lower half of the coin features the text “ŽĎÁKOVSKÝ OBLOUKOVÝ MOST”. The year of mintage “2015” is located around the left-hand upper edge of the coin, and the initials of the designer Luboš Charvát, in the form of the interlinked letters “LCH”, are situated near the left-hand lower edge of the coin.
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.