200 korun: 700th anniversary – John of Luxembourg’s marriage to Elisabeth of Premyslides
On 1 September 2010 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 700th anniversary of John of Luxembourg’s marriage to Elizabeth of Premyslides. The coin is minted from an alloy containing 900 parts silver and 100 parts copper 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 with the inscription “ČESKÁ NÁRODNÍ BANKA * Ag 0.900 * 13 g *”. Normal quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 31 mm in diameter, weighs 13 g and is 2.3 mm thick. As with any other coins, deviations in diameter of 0.1 mm and thickness of 0.15 mm are allowed. Upward deviations in weight of 0.26 g and silver content of 1% are permitted.
The obverse side of the coin depicts the Czech lion in stylised medieval form on a background of a Gothic decoration consisting of stars and dots. The name of the state in Czech “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” in stylised Gothic writing and the denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are written all around the outer circle. The mark of the Czech Mint in the form of the letters “Č” and “M” is located in the Gothic decoration above the coin’s denomination. The reverse side features the stylised figures of John of Luxembourg and Elisabeth of Premyslides at their wedding on a background of a Gothic decoration consisting of stars and dots. The inscription in Czech “SŇATEK JANA LUCEMBURSKÉHO S ELIŠKOU PŘEMYSLOVNOU” (THE MARRIAGE OF JOHN OF LUXEMBOURG TO ELISABETH OF PREMYSLIDES) and the years “1310–2010” are located all around the outer circle. The initials of the designer of the coin, Jakub Vlček, are incorporated into the Gothic decoration to the left of the figure of John of Luxembourg.
Each coin comes with a white catalogue card with a grey-blue background based on the coin’s design. The card contains a description and the relief of the coin.