Silver half-a-kilo medal Statutory town of Děčín stand

Silver half-a-kilo medal Statutory town of Děčín stand

Stock state
Now unavailable
Date of issue
June 2022
Mintage
48 pcs
Price
25,950 CZK
including VAT

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

Statutory towns

Děčín is the seventeenth statutory city to appear on the Czech Mint's medals struck from one half kilo of pure silver.

The first written mention of
Děčín as a town dates back to 1283, but its history began much earlier. It has ever been a key transport crossroads, which it owes mainly to the Elbe River. An important trade route passed through the Elbe ford in the 10th century. In the 16th century, the town owned a wharf, shipyards and ferries, which constituted a substantial source of income. The 19th century there was not only the rapid development of steam navigation, but also the opening of the Prague-Dresden railway line, which secured Děčín's status of an industrial town. The importance of Elbe navigation was strengthened in the 20th century - thanks to the construction of modern infrastructure, the lowest Czech town became our most important port... Děčín is not only an anchorage, a junction of railway lines and a crossroads of several road routes. It is also the centre of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park and its dominant feature is a magnificent castle built on a rock above the Elbe River.

The obverse side of the medal, which is the work of the medal maker
Štěpánka Doležalová, is dominated by the castle in Děčín, which served as a luxurious mansion and a defensive provincial fortress. The composition of the obverse side is supplemented with a detailed aerial view of the city centre. The reverse side of the medal bears a map of the Czech Republic with the statutory towns marked.

In total, only
48 half-kilogram medals will be produced - each of them is hand-numbered on the edge and stored in a luxurious wooden case.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
31767-730
Issuer
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Štěpánka Doležalová / Ladislav Vraný
Author of the reverse
Štěpánka Doležalová / Ladislav Vraný
Numbered issue
Yes
Certificate
Yes
Material
Silver
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
500 g
Diameter
90 mm
Packaging
Light wooden case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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