Five Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros, Coin from Czech Republic - detailed information

Five Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros, Coin from Czech Republic
CoinFive Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros

Apart from the regular circulation coinage of the country, the Czech Mint also issues a variety of non-circulating commemorative coins in precious metals. One of the formats used for these is the 500 Korun coin minted in 25 grams of sterling silver

This coin is the first issue in a five-year series by the Czech National Bank commemorating famous means of transport. It is dedicated to the Škoda 498 steam locomotive nicknamed Albatros.

The pride of Czechoslovak engineering, which originated after the Second World War, excelled in its elegant design, which was supplemented with the paint in the colours of the tri-colour flag. The locomotive was plum blue with a brown-red running gear, red wheel sets and a white roof. Albatros was not only beautiful but also strong. It had a power that set the Czechoslovak speed record of a steam locomotive - 162 km / h. Many Albatros locomotives have covered more than two million kilometres. Their operation was terminated in 1976 - due to the electrification of the Czechoslovak Railways.

This design excels with an original technical solution - the impression of the relief is created thanks to an embossed hologram.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage17,700
Obverse
Czech Republic / Five Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin features part of the locomotive’s wheel. Inscribed on it is the name of the issuing country: ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA (Czech Republic).

Below, the value and abbreviated denomination 500 Kč (five hundred Czech Korun); under that, the mark of the Czech Mint: a monogram of the letters ČM (from its name in the Czech language: Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 500 Kč
Reverse
Czech Republic / Five Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features the Škoda 498 Albatros steam locomotive on a section of its manufacturer's logo. The locomotive is depicted with a relief-like image using an embossed hologram.

The name of the company, ŠKODA, is located near the left-hand edge of the coin.

In the exergue, the model number 498; above the exergue line on the right, the date of issue 2021, below which the personal mark of the designer of the coin Asamat Baltaev.

Reverse Inscription ŠKODA 498 2021
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: standard (Brilliant Uncirculated), hologram (made by IQ Structures).
Packaging: in a black display box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Czech Mint Product Code: 22104-750.
Date of issue: 9 June 2021.

Mintage includes 5,700 "standard" coins with a milled edge, and 12,000 proofs with a plain inscribed edge.

Five Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Czech Republic / Five Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros / Proof - obverse photo Czech Republic / Five Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 12,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins have a highly polished field, a matt relief and a plain edge with the inscription “ČNB * PARNÍ LOKOMOTIVA * ALBATROS *.

Czech Mint Product Code: 22104-721.

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Five Hundred Korun 2021 Škoda 498 Albatros: Details
CountryCzech Republic
CurrencyCzech Koruna
Coin TypeFive Hundred Korun, Silver
Issued2021
Face Value500 (x Koruna)
Total Mintage17,700
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerAsamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Thickness2.600 mm
Mass25.000 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-PVXG-OMDY
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