National Heritage Site – Water Mill at Slup

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions - only Czech version
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On 3 October 2007, the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the fourth gold commemorative coin from its Industrial Heritage Sites cycle: “National Heritage Site – Water Mill at Slup”. 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 coin has 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 the gold content of 0.01% are allowed.

The obverse side of the coin depicts the facade of the water mill at Slup and stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms. Written around the left-hand, bottom and right-hand edge of the coin 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 below the facade of the water mill. The mark of the Czech Mint is positioned near the bottom edge of the coin between the denomination and the second word of the cycle’s name.

The reverse side of the coin features a set of four mill wheels, with the period coat-of-arms of the water mill at Slup located above it. The left-hand, upper and right-hand edge of the coin features the inscription “VODNÍ MLÝN VE SLUPI” and the year “2007”. The coin was designed by the sculptor Zbyněk Fojtů. His mark – the interlinked letters “FZ” – is located below the coat-of-arms of the water mill.

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.