Silver coin 500 CZK Start of issuance of Czechoslovak money stand
The year 1919 was undoubtedly the year of the Czechoslovak currency. The Czechoslovak crown was declared the currency of the new state and soon the first Czechoslovak tender appeared. A silver coin of the Czech National Bank with a nominal value of 500 CZK stamped in quality standard commemorates a century that has passed since their publication beginnings.
A state banknote with a value of 100 CZK became the first Czechoslovak tender except from the Austro-Hungarian banknotes bearing the Czechoslovak duty stamps. It is called the "muchovka", because it was made by the world-famous Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha, who immortalized his wife Maria Muchova-Chytilova on the banknote. The hundred crown was put into circulation on July 7, 1919, but it did not succeed. In the report to the Banking Committee at the Treasury, it was even said: "We are well aware that the artistic side of our new state notes is not what it should be. It was due to the need to act in a short time without competing, and we could not even give Mucha more than 2 days to process one state note. ”
The design of the medal maker and teacher Luboš Charvát, who perfectly transferred the scenes from the obverse and reverse sides of Mucha's hundred crowns on the coin, won the competition of the Czech National Bank. In particular, the expert committee appreciated the conversion of the female portrait from drawing to relief.
The Czech Mint in Jablonec nad Nisou is the exclusive producer of all Czech coins.