Gold Coin of the Town of Kroměříž
On 30 May 2023 the Czech National Bank is issuing the fifth gold coin from the Municipal Heritage Sites cycle. It features the town of Kroměříž. 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 1.85 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 upper part of the obverse side of the coin shows part of the colonnade in the Flower Garden in Kroměříž with heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms between the individual columns. The Czech lion is situated in the middle, the Moravian eagle to its left and the Silesian eagle to its right. The lower half of the coin features shadows of the heraldic animals and columns. The text “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” is near the upper edge of the coin. The text “MĚSTSKÉ PAMÁTKOVÉ REZERVACE” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5,000 Kč” are written around the lower edge of the coin. The text is separated from the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit with an “○”-shaped sign. The mark of the Czech Mint, made up of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located above the Czech lion.
The upper half of the reverse side features a collage of the most important architectural monuments of the Kroměříž municipal heritage site, from the left the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Church of St Maurice, Kroměříž Castle, and the Rotunda in the Flower Garden is located in the lower half of the coin. The text “MĚSTO KROMĚŘÍŽ” is near the lower edge of the coin. The year of mintage “2023” is situated above Kroměříž Castle. The initials of the designer of the coin Karolína Kučerová – made up of double letters “K” – are located near the lower edge of the coin.
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.