Gold coin Veveří Castle

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 808 kB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only

Gold coin Rabí Castle

On 28 May 2019 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the seventh gold coin from the Castles cycle. It features Veveří 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 features a view of the castle’s courtyard through a gateway. Stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms – the Czech lion, the Moravian eagle and the Silesian eagle – are located in the right part of the gateway. Above the gateway is a stone slab with an embossed coat-of-arms of Sigismund of Tiefenbach in the centre and the coats-of-arms of Bohunka of Zierotin and Kateřina Meziříčská of Lomnice on its sides. The name of the state in Czech “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and next to it the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5000 Kč” are situated in the left half of the coin. The mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is situated in the lower half of the coin. The reverse side of the coin depicts the core of the castle from below. The text “HRAD VEVEŘÍ” is located near the upper edge of the coin. The year of mintage “2019” is situated below the bridge arch. The mark of the designer of the coin Asamat Baltaev can be found after the text “HRAD VEVEŘÍ”.

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.