Gold coin Buchlov 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 Buchlov – emise

On 6 October 2020 the Czech National Bank is issuing the tenth and final gold coin from the Castles cycle. It features Buchlov 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 obverse side depicts stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms of the Czech Republic incorporated into a silhouette of the castle, with the Czech lion in the middle, the Moravian eagle to the left and the Silesian eagle to the right. At the right-hand bottom edge of the coin is the name of the cycle “HRADY”, the text “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”. The bottom left-hand edge of the coin bears the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5,000 Kč”.

The reverse side of the coin depicts Buchlov Castle. The year of mintage “2020” and the text “HRAD BUCHLOV” are located at the lower edge of the coin. The initials of the designer of the coin Josef Oplištil – made up of the intertwined letters “J” and “O” – are located near the bottom 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.