The flag, which was used by Czechoslovaks in the past and which is used by the Czechs today, was created 100 years ago.The Czech Mint issued asilver coinweighingten troy ounceson the occasion of this jubilee.
lags belong to the most widely usedstate symbols, and whenCzechoslovakiawas established in 1918, of course, it could not miss the flag. Its design was inspired by themilitary battalion of the Czech Kingdom,which dates back to the middle of the 13th century and which consisted of two horizontal stripes -the upper white and lower red. However, this solution had several shortcomings. The red and white combination represented onlyBohemia and Moravia, but did not take intoaccount Slovakia and Subcarpathian Russia, which formed an important part of the young republic. Another problem was the fact that the same flag was used by neighboringPoland. Therefore, the flag was modified in1920and ablue triangular wedgewas inserted between the stripes. The elegant and unmistakable solution has become a symbol of statehood, which we use to this day, and the shape of the flag has changed only once during that time. TheProtectorate's flagconsisted of three horizontal stripes - white, red and blue during the Nazi occupation, however ourexile representationcontinued to use a motif that we all know and that we are justifiably proud of.
The medal makerMgr. Petr Horákbecame the author of the silver coin. The schedule of issuance counts only 200 pieces.