Certificates and awards
The Czech Mint has held the certificate of quality management system ISO 9001: 2015 from the auditing company Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance since 2002. This world-renowned accreditation is a testament to the high level of production process and services provided and at the same time an expression of our commitment to continuous improvement…
The most beautiful circulation coin in the world
The Czech currency arised in parallel with the independent Czech Republic in 1993 and immediately attracted the attention of the numismatic public. In the same year, the Czech coin with the highest nominal value - 50 crowns - won a prestigious award from World Coin News magazine and Krause Publications for the most beautiful circulation coin in the world. Its charm lies in the combination of an original bimetallic design and elaborated patriotic relief from the workshop of the academic sculptor Ladislav Kozák.
The obverse side of the coin is dominated by a Czech heraldic emblem in the form of a two-tailed lion. The reverse side belongs to Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. The grouping of unique historical buildings (Charles Bridge, the National Theater, St. Nicholas Church and Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral) is surrounded by the Latin saying "Praga mater urbium" (Prague, the mother of cities).
The main material of the coin is magnetic steel - clad on coin´s outer ring and galvanized with copper, in the middle clad with an alloy of copper and zinc in a ratio of 75:25.
The first 50 crowns were minted in Hamburg, Germany, as soon as possible due to the need to put them into circulation. They have been minted by the Czech Mint in Jablonec nad Nisou since 1995.
The most beautiful gold coin in the world
World Coin News magazine and Krause Publications awarded another Czech mintage with a prestigious title. The world experts and directors of mints, museums and galleries chose the commemorative coin of the Czech National Bank from the four-part miniseries dedicated to Charles IV as the most beautiful gold coin of 1999. The coin with a nominal value of 10,000 CZK issued on the occasion of the 650th anniversary of the founding of the New Town of Prague was processed by the academic sculptor Vladimír Oppl and attracted attention with its elaborated relief with Gothic motifs.
The obverse side of the coin is dominated by national emblems - the Czech lion, the Moravian eagle and the Silesian eagle - in Gothic shields with a period ornament in the background and the St. Wenceslas crown. The central motif of the reverse side of the coin is a portrait of Charles IV. portrayed according to the votive plate by Jan Oček of Vlašim, supplemented with the imperial seal of Charles IV, the seal of the New Town of Prague and the Prague groschen.
The coin was issued in two versions - standard and proof. In both cases, pure gold weighing one troy ounce (31.1 g) was used.
The coin was minted by the Czech Mint in Jablonec nad Nisou. The price at which they are currently traded at auctions exceeds 100,000 CZK.
The Czech Lion has been a symbol of strength and courage since time immemorial. Thanks to the Czech Mint, it has also become the bearer of wealth and prosperity. The weight of our record-breaking bullion coin is five kilograms of pure gold, which makes it the largest gold coin minted in the Czech Republic.
Another unique feature of the record-breaking Czech Lion is an embossed hologram named Czech Security Check. This security feature, with its array of chromatic and kinetic effects, is made up of complex reliefs with details starting at nanometres – or billionths of a metre.
Heavyweight hologram coins are minted using a hydraulic press that was designed specifically for this purpose. It is the only machine of its kind in the world. The pressure exerted by the coin press is the equivalent of a couple thousand stacked cars.