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On 15 May 2012, the CNB is putting into circulation the third of ten gold coins from the Bridges cycle. It depicts the Baroque bridge in Náměšť nad Oslavou with unique sculpture decoration. The coins are minted from 999.9 purity gold in two quality versions (normal and proof) differing in surface treatment and edge marking. Proof-quality coins have a highly polished field, a matt relief and a plain edge. Normal quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 28 mm in diameter, weighs 15.55 g and is 2 mm thick. Deviations in diameter of 0.1 mm and thickness of 0.15 mm are allowed. Upward deviations in weight of 0.062 g and in gold content of 0.01% are allowed.
The obverse side of the coin contains a rectangle featuring a composition of heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms of the Czech Republic. The Czech lion is in the middle, with the Silesian eagle on the right and the Moravian eagle on the left. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” is located above the composition of heraldic animals. The Baroque bridge in Náměšť nad Oslavou is below this composition. The name of the cycle “MOSTY” and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5000 Kč” are situated below the bridge. The coin was minted by the Czech Mint. Its mark in the form of the letters “Č” and “M” is located at the bottom edge of the coin. The reverse side features the Baroque bridge in Náměšť nad Oslavou. The text “BAROKNÍ MOST V NÁMĚŠTI” is above the depiction of the bridge and the text “NAD OSLAVOU” is below the bridge. The year of mintage “2012” is located below the word “OSLAVOU”. The initials of the designer Martin Dašek are positioned above the letter “U” in the word “OSLAVOU” in interlinked letters “MD”.
Each coin comes with a red catalogue card containing a description and the relief of the coin. (source: ČNB, photo: Czech Mint).
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