• 20 Korun 1993-2020, KM# 5, Czech Republic
  • 20 Korun 1993-2020, KM# 5, Czech Republic
Obverse

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
·2002·

Reverse

In the centre Statue of Saint Wenceslas on the eponymous square in Prague, on the left the face value, below in three lines inscription: Saint Venceslaus, do not let perish us nor our descendants.

Wenceslaus I (c. 907 – 935) or Saint Wenceslaus was the duke (kníže) of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935. His younger brother, Boleslaus the Cruel, was complicit in the murder. His martyrdom and the popularity of several biographies gave rise to a reputation for heroic goodness that resulted in his elevation to sainthood. He was posthumously declared to be a king and came to be seen as the patron saint of the Czech state.

The mounted saint was sculpted by Josef Václav Myslbek in 1887–1924. The statue base, designed by architect Alois Dryák, includes the inscription: Saint Wenceslas, duke of the Czech land, prince of ours, do not let perish us nor our descendants.

Engraver: Vladimír Oppl

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Edge

20 Korun

KM# 5 Schön# 179
Characteristics
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 8.49 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 13
Alignment Medal
Mints
Czech Mint (crowned b)
Hamburg Mint (castle)

Related coins

Year 2000

Brass Plated Steel, 8.43 g, ⌀ 26 mm