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Silver coin 200 CZK Birth of Josef Kainar stand

Price (including VAT)
499 CZK
19 EUR
Stock state
Within 7 days
Code
21704-750


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Josef Kainar, one of the most versatile representatives of Czechoslovak culture, was born 100 years ago in 1917. The silver coin of the Czech National Bank with a nominal value of 200 CZK in standard quality is dedicated to him.

Josef Kainar was a real artist-chameleon. He was famous above all as a poet, whose span included ironic existential verses, merry children's rhymes and exalting constructive epics. He was also a playwright who created, among other things, one of our first absurd plays. Moreover, he was a lyricist specializing in jazz, swing and blues. He was also a professional piano, violin and guitar player, acclaimed journalist, translator, artist, illustrator and photographer. He also worked for a time at a broadcasting company. Who knows what arts would Josef Kainar have enriched if he had not suffered a heart attack at the age of 54.

The medal maker and teacher Vojtěch Dostál, DiS. won the Czech National Bank's art contest. The reverse side of the coin was dedicated to the charismatic portrait of Josef Kainar in his glasses. The obverse side belongs to the open book and the extract from the legendary poem "Cut A Little Boy´s Hair". Other inscriptions mention 200 CZK, CZECH REPUBLIC, JOSEF KAINAR, 1917-2017. The expert committee of the CNB competition appreciated, among other things, the use of an untraditional type of script that perfectly connects both sides.

All coins for the Czech National Bank are minted in the Czech Mint in Jablonec nad Nisou.
Material
Silver
Weight
13 g
Fineness
925 / 1000
Diameter
31 mm
Quality
STANDARD
Edge
Reeded edge
Code
21704-750
Mintage
5500 pcs
Date of issue
June 2017
Packaging
Capsule
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Capsule
Yes
Issuer
Czech national bank
Nominal value
200 Kč