Gold Coin of the Town of Mikulov

Preparation of designs for the coin – competition conditions (pdf, 3.2 MB) – in Czech only
Technical preparation of the coin – competition results – in Czech only

ZM Mikulov – emise

On 31 May 2022 the Czech National Bank is issuing the third gold coin from the Municipal Heritage Sites cycle. It features the town of Mikulov. 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 obverse side of the coin depicts Mikulov Castle in its left part. The centre of the coin features an artistic composition of stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms – the Czech lion at the top, the Moravian eagle in the middle and the Silesian eagle at the bottom. To the right of the heraldic animals is the vertical text “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA”. The statue of Pomona from the medieval fountain on Mikulov Square is located in the right-hand part of the coin. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5,000 Kč” are above the Czech lion. At the right-hand edge of the coin is the text “MĚSTSKÉ PAMÁTKOVÉ REZERVACE”. The mark of the Czech Mint, made up of the letters “Č” and “M”, is located above an image of the roof of Mikulov Castle.

The reverse side of the coin features a composition of major architectural monuments in the Mikulov municipal heritage site (from left to right: the Dietrichstein Tomb, the Upper Synagogue and the sgraffito U Rytířů House with a four-sided oriel at its corner). The text “MĚSTO” is written at the upper edge of the coin. The vertical text “MIKULOV” is located to the left of the oriel. The year of mintage “2022” is situated above the Dietrichstein Tomb. The initials of the designer of the coin Zbyněk Fojtů, made up of the letters “F” and “Z”, are located at the right-hand 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.