Gold coin of the town of Cheb

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 5.4 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only

ZM Cheb – emise

On 25 May 2021 the Czech National Bank is issuing the first gold coin from the Municipal heritage sites cycle. It features the town of Cheb. 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 1.9 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 allowed. 

The obverse side depicts the unique system of wooden rafters typical of Cheb. Incorporated in it are heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms - the Czech lion in the middle, the Moravian eagle on the right and the Silesian eagle on the left. The denomination of the coin and abbreviated monetary unit "5000 Kč", and the mark of the Czech Mint, in the form of the letters "Č" and "M", are located on the lower left rafter. Written around the outer circle are the texts "MĚSTSKÉ PAMÁTKOVÉ REZERVACE" and "ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA".

The reverse side features a collage of Cheb's major architectural monuments, depicted on the ground plan of the Cheb municipal heritage site. Written around the outer circle are the text "MĚSTO CHEB" and the year of mintage "2021". The initial of the designer of the coin Jiří Hanuš - the letter "H" in a frame - is situated near the lower left edge of the ground plan of the Cheb municipal heritage site. 

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.