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Czech one crown coin 1957: an incredible dissidence act!

Czech one crown coin 1957: an incredible dissidence act!

Numismatics can be full of surprises. This short video, produced by the British Museum, highlights the Czech crown coin, the winning project of the official coin competition,  launched in 1957 by the Czech government. This coin was to remain in circulation after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Eastern bloc.

Czech 1957 one crown coin

The coin depicts a woman kneeling to plant a Linden tree, a symbol of the Czechoslovak Republic. It appears to be an allegorical figure, as numismatics has been able to highlight so many of them. In...

Two silver coins and a BU set to commemorate Czechoslovakia’s birth

Two silver coins and a BU set to commemorate Czechoslovakia’s birth

As part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia took advantage of its fall at the end of the First World War to emancipate itself and...

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