Updates: 11/30/2021 12:53 PM
Released: 30.11.2021, 12:53
Prague – The Czech National Bank today issued a commemorative silver coin commemorating the approaching 100th anniversary of the founding of Greater Prague. The coin weighs one kilogram and has a nominal value of 10,000 crowns. It is the second largest and heaviest coin issued by the CNB. The bank informed about it today in Press Release. The coin was designed by academic sculptor Zbyněk Fojtů, 8,100 coins are available.
“The silver coin to commemorate the founding of Greater Prague is the CNB’s first large commemorative commemorative coin to be sold. Its diameter of 10 cm makes it the second largest and weighs one kilogram the second heaviest coin we have issued so far,” said a member of the CNB Bank Board. Oldrich Dedek. The largest and heaviest coin issued by the CNB remains the gold coin with a nominal value of CZK 100 million from 2019.
The face value of the coin is not the same as the higher price and takes into account, inter alia, the current price of silver, production costs and VAT. The coin can be purchased from selected contractual partners. For example, at pages The price of the Czech Mint is CZK 34,990 for the standard quality coin. “Unfortunately, the sale of the commemorative silver coin will be affected by the production of global problems with the supply of materials. Due to the unfavorable situation, the coins from this contractual partner CNB will be gradual,” the CNB warned.
The coin is available in two versions, which differ in surface finish and edge processing. The CNB issued 5,800 coins in top quality, which is characterized by a highly polished coin field, matte relief and a smooth edge. The CNB offers another 2,300 coins in the standard design with a knurled edge.
Greater Prague, ie a unified municipality with the official name “Capital City of Prague” was established by the Act on the Establishment of Greater Prague on January 1, 1922. Dejvice, Karlín, Smíchov, Královské Vinohrady or Žižkov. The capital city of Prague was newly divided into 13 districts. The 100-member central council and city council, headed by the mayor, Karel Baxa, was responsible for the joint administration of the city. In 1922, there were 676,000 inhabitants in Greater Prague, and the city was spread over an area of almost 172 square kilometers.