Platinum one-ounce coin Cubism in Czech architecture - Kovařovic villa proof

Platinum one-ounce coin Cubism in Czech architecture - Kovařovic villa proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
August 2022
100 pcs
48,990 CZK
including VAT

The product can also be purchased directly in the stores of the Czech Mint

Cubism in czech architecture

The third platinum coin of the Czech Mint from the four-part series entitled Cubism in Czech Architecture commemorates the Kovařovic Villa.

The Kovařovic Villa
, built by Prague builder Bedřich Kovařovic for himself between 1912 and 1913, is a representative three-storey residence. The architect of the project, Josef Chochol, gave a cubist form not only to the building itself, which impresses with its sharply shaped façade, herringbone shapes on the facade, geometric windows and an external staircase, but also to the garden, which he enclosed with a fence with broken surfaces and metal grilles. Broken shapes were also used in the interior. Geometrically shaped furniture, sometimes made directly by Josef Chochol, was also a manifestation of the Cubist idea.

The coin is the work of the medal makers
MgA. Josef Oplištil and MgA. Petra Čánská. The reverse side is dominated by the main façade of the villa. The inscription KOVAŘOVICOVA VILA is embedded in the polished surface, which extends in the place of the garden, and the name of the architect JOSEF CHOCHOL is placed directly above the building. All this is framed by cubist ornaments. Cubist elements are also presented on the obverse side of the coin, which is common to the entire series. Since the coins of the Czech Mint are issued with the licence of a foreign issuer, which is the island of Niue, the obverse side bears its necessary attributes - the nominal value of 50 DOLLARS (NZD), the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the year of issue 2022.

The platinum coins of the Czech Mint, which include a special certificate of authenticity, feature three more Prague cubist landmarks -
the House of the Black Mother of God, the Ďáblický Cemetery and the Cubist Lamp.


Nominal value
50 NZD
Author of the obverse
MgA. Josef Oplištil/ MgA. Petra Čánská
Author of the reverse
MgA. Josef Oplištil/ MgA. Petra Čánská
Numbered issue
999.0 / 1000
31.1 g
37 mm
Black leather case
Czech Mint