Silver medal 10 oz Jablonec nad Nisou and 30 years of Czech currency stand

Silver medal 10 oz Jablonec nad Nisou and 30 years of Czech currency stand

Stock state
In stock at the store
Date of issue
July 2023
300 pcs
12,490 CZK
including VAT

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

Product description

The Czech Mint was established  in Jablonec nad Nisou in 1993. Its 30th anniversary is commemorated by an extraordinary commemorative medal minted from ten troy ounces of pure silver and decorated with coloured enamel.

When Czechoslovakia split into two separate states in 1993, there was no mint on the territory of the newly formed Czech Republic. The Czech National Bank began to look for a replacement and issued a public tender as it had no intention of building a state enterprise. The winner was the company Bižuterie from Jablonec nad Nisou, which could offer a wealth of experience in metal production. The new division of Bižuterie called Česká mincovna (The Czech Mint) was opened on 1 July 1993. Since then, the work of the Czech Mint has been appreciated not only by the Czech National Bank, but by the entire Czech Republic. The minters in Jablonec nad Nisou have minted over 3 billion coins so far. For the central bank of the country they produce all the metal currency, which means 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 CZK coins, but also all commemorative coins made of gold and silver. Among other things, they also produced a gold coin weighing 130 kilograms with a nominal value of 100 million CZK, which became the largest milled coin in the world. However, the Czech Mint does not automatically gain its position - it has been successfully bidding for coinage contracts in tenders for 30 years. In addition to production for the needs of the state, every year the Mint prepares its own issue plan which includes dozens of titles. They combine top artistic and craftsmanship, strictly limited mintage and the advantages of precious metals. Their reliefs contain many emotions and thousands of years of love for the craft...

The obverse side of the medal, which is dedicated to Jablonec nad Nisou, is dominated by the New Town Hall. The monumental functionalist building, built in the 1930s, was depicted by medal maker Irena Hradecká, DiS. The composition of the obverse side is completed by a bird's eye view of the town. "There are such details as the roofs of the houses with chimneys or the water slide at the city swimming pool, if one looks carefully," says medal maker Jakub Matouš, DiS. The water surface of the Mšeno dam in Jablonec is filled with coloured enamel along with the main roads. The reverse side of the commemorative medal is dedicated to the Czech Mint. "I worked with the motifs of Czech circulating coins. I have always displayed them from the side on which the nominal value is located - with the exception of the fifty crowns, these are therefore the reverse sides. I filled the remaining area with the individual years of the Czech Mint's existence from 1993 to 2023," says David Špryňar, a student of the medal school in Jablonec nad Nisou.

In addition to the enamel, the commemorative medal of the Czech Mint boasts a patina and a limited edition of only 300 pieces. Each specimen is hand-numbered on the edge.


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Petra Brodská, DiS.
Author of the reverse
David Špryňar
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
311 g
75 mm
Blackpaper case
Czech Mint