Silver kilogram medal 30 years of Czech Mint and Czech currency stand

Silver kilogram medal 30 years of Czech Mint and Czech currency stand

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
August 2023
200 pcs

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

Product description

The year 2023 marks 30 years since the establishment of the Czech Republic, the Czech currency and the Czech Mint. Circulation coins began to be minted in Jablonec nad Nisou on 1 July 1993, therefore an extraordinary commemorative medal minted from one kilogram of pure silver was issued to commemorate this moment.

Every year, the Czech Mint prepares its own issue plan which includes dozens of titles. They combine top artistic and craft workmanship, strictly limited mintage and the advantages of precious metals. Many emotions and thousands of years of love for the craft are hidden in their reliefs... The key part of the Czech Mint's production, however, is made up of Czech coins, which means legal tender coins of the Czech Republic issued by the Czech National Bank based on Czech laws with a nominal value in Czech crowns. After the establishment of the independent Czech Republic, the first Czech coins were minted in mints in Canada and Germany because of the need to put them into circulation as quickly as possible. As part of the international tender, it was then a condition to train Czech experts in these renowned world companies, who then shaped the production operations of the domestic mint. The first circulating coin produced in the Czech Republic was a fifty haler coin minted in Jablonec nad Nisou in 1993. Gradually, coins of other nominal values began to be produced in the North Bohemian town, and the Czech Mint began to be the exclusive supplier of all Czech coins - both circulation and commemorative since 1996. However, it did not gain its position automatically. The Czech Mint has been successfully bidding for coinage contracts in the Czech National Bank's tenders for 30 years.

In Jablonec nad Nisou, there is also a higher vocational school besides the Czech Mint that educates young medal makers - or future coin and medal makers. The design of this commemorative medal came out of their art competition. "For the obverse side of the medal I chose the motif of an apple tree, which symbolizes the town of Jablonec nad Nisou. One of the apples bears the mark of the Czech Mint together with the incorporated annual years 1993 and 2023. Another element of the obverse side is three falling ten crowns, the sum of which gives the number thirty," says the winner of the student competition, Alžběta Blažejová. "The reverse side then bears the motif of a Czech lion - roaring, leaping, with two tails and a crown on its head. He holds a one-crown coin in one paw and in the other a penny, which informs about the thirtieth anniversary. Other Czech circulating coins are included in the flowing mane," adds the young medal maker.

The commemorative medal of the Czech Mint boasts high relief, patina and a limited edition of only 200 pieces. Each specimen is hand-numbered on the edge.


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Alžběta Blažejová
Author of the reverse
Alžběta Blažejová
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
1000 g
100 mm
Blackpaper case
Czech Mint