Heritage Site – Ševčiny Mine at Příbram – Březové Hory
Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions - only Czech version
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results - only Czech version
On 16 May 2007, the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the third gold coin from its Industrial Heritage Sites cycle: “National Heritage Site – Ševčiny Mine at Příbram – Březové Hory”. The coin is minted in two quality versions differing in surface treatment and edge marking. The normal-quality coins have fields and reliefs of the same polish and milled edges. The proof-quality coins, intended for the most discerning collectors, have highly polished fields, matt reliefs and plain edges. The edge of the normal-quality coin is plain. The normal-quality and proof-quality coins are minted from 999.9 purity gold. The coins have a weight of 7.78 g, a diameter of 22 mm and a thickness of 1.5 mm. As with any other coins, deviations in diameter of 0.1 mm and thickness of 0.15 mm are allowed. Upward deviations in weight of 0.062 g and the gold content of 0.01% are allowed.
The obverse side of the coin features heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms. Written on a ring in the form of a cogwheel is the name of the cycle: “KULTURNÍ PAMÁTKY TECHNICKÉHO DĚDICTVÍ”. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “2500 Kč” are located in the bottom part of the coin in an oval medallion. The mark of the Czech Mint, which minted the coin, is positioned near the right-hand bottom edge of the coin between the Moravian eagle and the name of the state.
The reverse side of the coin features the Ševčiny mine building with a hoist tower and an engine room. The year of mintage “2007” is located in the right-hand bottom part of the engine room and the coat-of-arms of Březové hory is positioned above the engine room. The bottom part of the coin depicts three miners working in the mine within an oval medallion. Written on a ring in the form of a cogwheel is the name of the mine: “ŠEVČINSKÝ DŮL*PŘÍBRAM*BŘEZOVÉ HORY”. The coin was designed by Luboš Charvát, whose initials – the stylised interlinked letters “LCH” – are located above the right-hand upper edge of the engine room.
Each coin comes with a red postcard-sized catalogue card. The relief of the coin is dry-stamped through gold foil. The text is given in Czech and English. The card is the same for the normal-quality and proof-quality coins.
The Czech National Bank does not sell its commemorative coins to private individuals directly, but through entities licensed to trade in numismatic material.