Heritage Site - Hammer Mill at Dobřív
On 5 May 2010, the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the ninth and penultimate CZK 2500 commemorative gold coin from its Industrial Heritage Sites cycle. This coin depicts the Hammer Mill at Dobřív, the largest manufacturing hammer mill in the Czech Republic, which is to be listed as a National Heritage Site on 1 July 2010. The coin is minted in two quality versions differing in surface treatment and edge marking. The classic normal-quality coins have fields and reliefs of the same polish and milled edges. The proof-quality coins have highly polished fields, matt reliefs and plain edges. 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 1.55 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 in gold content of 0.01% are allowed.
The obverse side of the coin depicts a composition of stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms of the Czech Republic. The Czech lion is in the middle, with the Moravian eagle on the right and the Silesian eagle on the left. The name of the state in Czech “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “2500 Kč” are below the composition. Written around the left-hand, upper and right-hand edge of the coin is the name of the cycle: “KULTURNÍ PAMÁTKY TECHNICKÉHO DĚDICTVÍ”. The mark of the Czech Mint is located to the left of the denomination of the coin. The reverse side of the coin depicts the interior equipment of the hammer mill at Dobřív – the drop hammer and the water wheel that drives it. The left-hand, upper and right-hand edge of the coin features the inscription “HAMR V DOBŘÍVĚ” and the year “2010”. The initials of the designer of the coin, the sculptor Jaroslav Veselák – the interlinked letters “VJ” – are situated at the left-hand bottom edge of the coin next to the shaft.
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 sells its commemorative coins through entities licensed to trade in numismatic material.
Prepared by: Cash and Payment Systems Department, 5 May 2010