Wind Mill at Ruprechtov
Preparation of designs for the coin - competition conditions (pdf, 1,6 MB) - only Czech version
Technical preparation of the coin - competition results - only Czech version
On 7 October 2009, the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the eighth gold coin from its Industrial Heritage Sites cycle: “National Heritage Site – Wind Mill at Ruprechtov”. 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 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 1.7 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 a composition of heraldic animals depicted in a row above each other. The Czech lion is on top, with the Moravian eagle and the Silesian eagle below. The name of the state in Czech “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “2500 Kč” are below the composition. The name of the cycle in Czech “KULTURNÍ PAMÁTKY TECHNICKÉHO DĚDICTVÍ” is written all around the outer circle. The mark of the Czech Mint is located at the bottom edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin features the wind mill at Ruprechtov in the middle of the coin field. The inscription in Czech “VĚTRNÝ MLÝN V RUPRECHTOVĚ” and the year of mintage “2009” are at the bottom of the wind mill. The initial of the designer of the coin, the sculptor Jiří Harcuba – the letter “H” – is situated below the year of mintage.
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, 1 October 2009