5 Korun

5 Korun -  obverse5 Korun -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Czechoslovakia
Period Socialist Republic (1960-1990)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-1990
Value 5 Korun / Korún (5 CSK)
Currency Koruna (1953-1992)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7.22 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 November 1993
Number N# 2013
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 60,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 61
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Socialist coat of arms (1961-1990 version) in the middle, year of minting below, both surrounded by country's name.

Lettering:
ČESKOSLOVENSKÁ SOCIALISTICKÁ ·
REPUBLIKA
1973

Translation: Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

Engraver: Jiří Harcuba

Jiří Harcuba (6 December 1928, Harrachov - 26 July 2013, Prague) was a Czech glass artist, medalist and pedagogue at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He was a political prisoner under communist regime. After 1982, he taught at several American and British universities. Between 1991 and 1994 he was the rector of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He is the founder of the engraving schools in Corning and Pilchuck and the Dominic Biman International School.

Reverse

Indication of value, abstract pattern with flower and cranes, five-pointed star.

Lettering:
Kčs 5
HARCUBA

Engraver: Jiří Harcuba

Jiří Harcuba (6 December 1928, Harrachov - 26 July 2013, Prague) was a Czech glass artist, medalist and pedagogue at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He was a political prisoner under communist regime. After 1982, he taught at several American and British universities. Between 1991 and 1994 he was the rector of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He is the founder of the engraving schools in Corning and Pilchuck and the Dominic Biman International School.

Edge

Smooth with Symbols imprinted

NOTE: different sizes of symbols and spacing exist

5 Korun -  obverse

© Alessandro Bentivegna Cesta

Mint

Kremnica / Körmöcbánya / Kremnitz, Slovakia (1328-date)

Comments

Varieties of 1966 issue:
- large date; no space between letter B in REPUBLIKA and coat of arms
- small date; space between letter B in REPUBLIKA and coat of arms
- plain edge: no ornamental inscription on edge (error coin)
So far there has been no indication of any of the varieties as being scarce


documentation of 1973 variants

Ole

Three 1974 date variants

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  6 383 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.68 $ 0.93 21% Two variations in "66" of date
1967  4 544 000 $ 0.45 $ 0.45 $ 1.13 12%
1968  14 120 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.33 $ 0.90 $ 0.34 25%
1969  2% Date in semi-circle
1969  5 486 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.49 $ 0.73 18% Straight date
1970  10 073 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.63 9%
1973  15 620 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.52 $ 0.64 $ 0.62 31% Two variations in "3" of date
1974  20 053 000 $ 0.58 $ 0.15 $ 0.34 $ 0.65 28% Three variations in "4" of date
1975  17 158 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.56 $ 0.34 $ 0.73 19%
1978  5 317 000 $ 0.40 $ 0.52 $ 0.56 14%
1979  9 219 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.34 $ 0.90 $ 1.13 18%
1980  12 558 600 $ 0.06 $ 0.32 $ 0.79 $ 1.41 18%
1981  8 620 160 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.85 11%
1982  6 903 847 $ 0.56 $ 0.55 $ 0.85 $ 1.13 10%
1983  6 704 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.79 15%
1984  6 856 957 $ 0.45 $ 0.34 $ 0.77 $ 1.13 13%
1985  6 763 791 5%
1986  20 000 0.3% in Sets only
1987  30 000 0.5% in Sets only
1988  29 999 0.5% in Sets only
1989  5 039 000 $ 0.56 $ 0.76 8%
1990  2 783 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.73 8%

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