200 korun – Foundation of Junák scout movement

Series: Czech Republic – Silver 200 kronen coins

On 11 April 2012 the Czech National Bank is putting into circulation a CZK 200 commemorative silver coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Junák (the Association of Scouts and Guides of the Czech Republic). The coin is minted from an alloy containing 925 parts silver and 75 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 0.925 * 13 g *”. Normal quality coins have milled edges. The coin is 31 mm in diameter, weighs 13 g and is 2.5 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 features the Junák symbol. The symbols of the individual Scout organisations – the Fireflies, the Cubs, the Guides and the Rovers and Rangers – are located above. The name of the state “ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA” is located around the upper edge of the coin. The denomination and abbreviated monetary unit “200 Kč” are written around the bottom edge. The mark of the Czech Mint is located to the left of the symbol of the Fireflies. The reverse side is dominated by a portrait of Junák’s founder Antonín Benjamin Svojsík. The outer circle of the coin features the text “ZALOŽENÍ JUNÁKA” (Foundation of Junák) and the years “1912–2012”. The coin was designed by the sculptor Zbyněk Fojtů. His initials, made up of the intertwined letters “F” and “Z”, are to the right of the portrait, close to the edge of the collar.

Each coin comes with a blue catalogue card containing a description and the relief of the coin.