Gold coin Bezděz Castle

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 6.7 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only

ZM Hrad Bezděz

On 25 October 2016 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the second gold commemorative coin from the Castles cycle. It features Bezděz 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 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 permitted.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the interior of the castle chapel. The inner areas of windows are filled with a composition of heraldic animals from the large national emblem. The Czech lion is in the middle, with the Moravian eagle on the left and the Silesian eagle on the right. The lower part contains, on two lines, the name of the cycle “HRADY” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5,000 Kč”, bordered by dots at the start and the end. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” is written around the lower edge of the coin. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is situated to the left of the name of the state.

The reverse side of the coin features Bezděz Castle. The year of mintage “2016”, bordered by a dot at the start and the end, is written around the left-hand edge. It is followed by the text “HRAD BEZDĚZ”. The mark of the designer Asamat Baltaev is 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.