Another beautiful coin was added to the highly popular series of gold coins titled Czech Republic Bridges issued by the Czech National Bank. It depicts an architectural rarity – the steel-concrete bridge in Karviná-Darkov spa. The much admired technical monument was erected in 1925 to span the Olše river. It was designed by MSc Rabe, a prominent Vienna architect. The bridge is 56.5m long, 9.5m wide and the arch is 12.2m high. In 2003-2004 the bridge was completely reconstructed, because in 1997 it was almost damaged by a one-hundred-year flood. It now serves only to pedestrians and bikers.
The design of the coin was chosen in a nation-wide contest. The winner Asamat Baltaev, an exceptionally talented student of Higher Vocational School in Jablonec nad Nisou persuaded the jury with a well-balanced true depiction of the bridge. The obverse side features a plastic picture of the bridge girders, name of the bridge and the year of issue 2014. The reverse shows the front-view of the bridge, name of the series Czech Republic Bridges and the denomination of the coin CZK 5,000. Do not miss the opportunity to add another marvel to your collection and to smartly appreciate your financial reserves!