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  • 10 Korun 1993-2022, KM# 4, Czech Republic
  • 10 Korun 1993-2022, KM# 4, Czech Republic
Description

Small KČ 1993 was a trial strike that got into circulation.

Engraver: Ladislav Kozák

Obverse

Depicts a lesser coat of arms of the Czech Republic, date below, country name above. Mintmark is below lion's feet.

Lesser coat of arms of the Czech Republic shows a crowned double-tailed lion (Bohemian Lion) facing left.

ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA
b
·2010·

Reverse

Depicts the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, value, engraver's mark.

The engraver's mark:
• 1993-1995 have monogram LK right from 1O
• since 1995 monogram was moved under the denomination
• 1995 both variations occurred

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is located on the Petrov hill in the centre of the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. It is a national cultural monument and one of the most important pieces of architecture in South Moravia.

Traditionally, the bells of the cathedral are rung at 11 o'clock in the morning instead of 12 noon. The reason for this, according to legend, is that during the Thirty Years' War the invading Swedes had promised, when laying siege to Brno, that they would call off their attack if they had not succeeded in taking the city by midday on the 15th of August. The battle underway, some shrewd citizens decided to ring the bells an hour early on this date, fooling the Swedes into breaking off the siege and leaving empty-handed.

BRNO
KČ 10 LK

Edge

Two variants for 1996:
• rounded edge, curved milling
• square edge, parallel milling

10 Korun

KM# 4 Schön# 178
Characteristics
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 7.62 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Czech Mint (crowned b)
Hamburg Mint (castle)

Related coins

Year 2000

Copper Plated Steel, 7.62 g, ⌀ 24.5 mm