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On 14 October 2014 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation the eighth gold commemorative coin from the Bridges cycle. It features the reinforced concrete bridge at Karviná-Darkov. The coin is minted from 999.9 purity gold and is issued in two versions, normal quality and proof quality, which differ in surface treatment and edge marking. Proof-quality coins have a highly polished field, a matt relief and a plain edge, while normal-quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 28 mm in diameter, weighs 15.55 g and is 1.9 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 features a view through the reinforced concrete bridge at Karviná-Darkov. Above it is a composition of stylised heraldic animals from the large national coat-of-arms of the Czech Republic. The Czech lion is in the middle, with the Moravian eagle on the left and the Silesian eagle on the right. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “5000 Kč” are located on the bridge deck. Written around the outer circle are the name of the state in Czech “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” and the name of the cycle “MOSTY”. The coin was minted by the Czech Mint. Its mark, in the form of the letters “Č” and “M”, is to the right of the Silesian eagle. The obverse side of the coin shows a side view of the reinforced concrete bridge at Karviná-Darkov. The upper edge of the coin features the text “ŽELEZOBETONOVÝ MOST”, and stylised grass, the text “V KARVINÉ-DARKOVĚ” and the year of mintage “2014” are located around the lower edge of the coin. The coin was designed by Asamat Baltaev. His mark is situated before the word “ŽELEZOBETONOVÝ”.
Each coin comes with a red catalogue card containing a description and the relief of the coin.
(text: CNB, photo: Czech Mint)
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