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1 koruna Czechia (from 1993)

1 koruna from 1993 - Coins of Czechia
1 koruna from 1993 - Coins of Czechia
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
20.0 mm 3.6 g 1.85 mm Fe Ni-plated
obverse:
in the centre the lion - Czech Coat of Arms; along the top edge: ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA (Czechia); along the bottom edge year of issue
reverse:
above the centre large face value: 1 (koruna); below simplified crown of Saint Venceslas; along the top edge: KORUNA ČESKÁ (Czech koruna)
edge:
reeded (80 serrations)
issue date:
30 VI 1993
withdrawal date:
in circulation
designer:
Jarmila Truhlíková-Spěváková (stylised initials JTS on the bottom of the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark of Royal Canadian Mint
Mint mark of The Czech Mint
Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada (coins in year 1993);
Bižuterie Jablonec a.s. (Jewellery Jablonec JSC) (name in years 1993-1995);
Bižuterie Česká Mincovna a.s. (Jewellery Czech Mint JSC) (name in years 1995-2004);
Česká Mincovna a.s. (The Czech Mint JSC) (name after 2004), Jablonec nad Nisou (coins from 1994 till now)

(relevant mint mark at lion's paws on the obverse)

Mint marks of Czech coins
mintage:
1993 102 429 343 Mint mark of Royal Canadian Mint 50 000 in annual boxed sets
1994 52 162 680 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 30 000 in annual boxed sets
1995 40 668 280 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 22 400 in annual boxed sets
1996 35 344 913 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 26 040 in annual boxed sets
1997 15 055 501 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 15 000 in annual boxed sets
1998 25 000 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 15 000 in annual boxed sets
1999 24 914 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 17 000 in annual boxed sets
2000 9 696 000 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 23 000 in annual boxed sets
2001 21 811 050 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 11 500 in annual boxed sets
2002 26 244 666 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 17 000 in annual boxed sets
2003 15 912 000 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 22 000 in annual boxed sets
2004 20 995 940 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 30 500 in annual boxed sets
2005 14 000 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 22 000 in annual boxed sets
2006 27 097 500 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 25 000 in annual boxed sets
2007 14 170 500 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 21 000 in annual boxed sets
2008 29 617 000 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 16 000 in annual boxed sets
2009 38 367 400 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 10 000 in annual boxed sets
2010 15 004 600 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 10 000 in annual boxed sets
2011 22 068 150 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 15 000 in annual boxed sets
2012 19 976 503 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 26 500 in annual boxed sets
2013 19 962 603 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 20 000 in annual boxed sets
2014 12 120 713 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 23 500 in annual boxed sets
2015 18 356 633 Mint mark of The Czech Mint 14 000 in annual boxed sets
varieties:
1995 - a) digit 5 in year of issue rounded with a long "roof" or b) tall with short "roof" (at least 22.400 pieces were produced);

1996 - a) digits of year of issue widely spaced and digit 1 without any "roof" or b) digits narrowly spaced and digit 1 with a clear "roof" (at least 26.040 pieces were produced); note various alligments of the mint mark;

Variety of coins with face value 1 koruna from 1993

2000 - three varieties of the designer's initials: a) in letter T the "leg" and "roof" separately, b) letter T complete and letter J short, c) letter T complete and letter J tall;

2001, 2002, 2003 - each has two varieties of designer's initials: a) in letter T "leg" and "roof" separately, b) letter T complete
interesting facts:
The crown of Saint Wenceslas was created around the year 1346 by the order of the future King Charles IV of Bohemia. Just over two-kilogramme jewel was made of gold 900 and decorated with precious stones and later pearls. The contemporary Pope Clement VI issued a papal bull, in which he mentioned that the crown is for the head of St. Wenceslas, deceased 400 years earlier, whose tomb was in the cathedral of St. Vitus at Prague Castle. Charles IV used the jewel, however, for his own coronation in 1347. Starting from this year, the crown became the insignia of royal power and national relic of the Czechs. The last time it was used at the coronation of the Austrian Emperor Ferdinand I of Habsburg in 1836. Since then, it has been kept in a secret place in the cathedral and has been very rarely exposed to public. In the time of the Czechia it is presented every five years during the inauguration of presidents.

The crown of Saint Wenceslas
photo: Jaroslav Andrei Šumbera Hyršl

The lion has been a symbol of the Czechs for nearly 800 years. It derives from the medieval Premyslid dynasty. The peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993 and the rise of the Czechia re-established the dynastic lion to the national Coat of Arms. According to the rules of the heraldic art every piece of the Arms should be presented in a way that expresses the militancy and prowess. An intensive parliamentary debate was concerning especially the lion's male attribute. The heraldic art prevailed and the lion took the pose of full combat readiness.
last update: 17 III 2016

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