Gold Coin of the Town of Jihlava
On 5 October 2021 the Czech National Bank is issuing the second gold coin from the Municipal heritage sites cycle. It features the town of Jihlava. 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 centre of the obverse side of the coin shows the figure of an angel in heaven from the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, holding Jihlava’s Baroque-period coat-of-arms. The Baroque fortification around the angel incorporates heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms. The Czech lion is situated above the angel, the Moravian eagle to its left and the Silesian eagle to its right. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5,000 Kč” are below the angel. The texts “MĚSTSKÉ PAMÁTKOVÉ REZERVACE” and “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” are written around the outer circle. The mark of the Czech Mint, made up of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located near the right-hand edge of the coin.
The reverse side features a collage of Jihlava’s major architectural monuments. The upper edge of the coin features the text “MĚSTO JIHLAVA” and the year of mintage “2021” is situated near the lower edge. The initials of the designer of the coin Luboš Charvát, made up of the intertwined letters “L” and “Ch”, are located below the letter “M” in the text “MĚSTO JIHLAVA”.
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.