Gold Coin Bečov nad Teplou Castle

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 1.9 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only

ZM Hrad Bečov nad Teplou – emise

On 26 May 2020 the Czech National Bank is issuing the ninth gold coin from the Castles cycle. It features Bečov nad Teplou Castle. 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 1.9 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 centre of the obverse side features partial motives of the reliquary of St. Maurus. The upper part of the coin depicts a composition of stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms of the Czech Republic. At the left-hand edge of the coin is the name of the cycle "HRADY", and at the right-hand bottom edge is the text "ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA". The denomination of the coin and abbreviated monetary unit "5,000 Kč" are indicated to the right of the motives of the reliquary of St. Maurus. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters "Č" and "M", is situated below the abbreviated monetary unit "Kč". 
The reverse side features the entire complex of Bečov nad Teplou Castle, including a baroque chateau with a garden. The text "HRAD BEČOV NAD TEPLOU" is written around the lower edge of the coin. The year of mintage "2020" is situated at the left-hand edge of the coin. The initials of the designer of the coin Luboš Charvát- made up of the intertwined letters "L" and "Ch" - are located near the right-hand 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.