5 Korun

5 Korun -  obverse5 Korun -  reverse

© Mihajlo Nešić (MihajloNesic)

Features

Country Czech Republic
Period Republic (1993-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-2021
Value 5 Korun
5 CZK = 0.24 USD
Currency Koruna (1993-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 4.80 g
Diameter 23.00 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2149
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 8,
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# 177
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Czech Lion, state name 'ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA', and year of issue and mintmark below

Lettering:
ČESKÁ
REPUBLIKA
2017

Translation:
Czech
Republic
2017

Reverse

Depiction of Charles Bridges which crosses Vltava river in Prague, A Linden leaf, and denomination in a large font

Lettering:
5 Kč
JH

Translation:
5 CZK
JH

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

5 Korun -  obverse

© CyrusPamelaOne

Mints

Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada
b Czech Mint (Česká mincovna), Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic (1993-date)

Comments

Different mintmarks (crowned "b" or "CM" monogram = Bizuterie Jablonec Czech Mint, Maple Leaf = Royal Canadian Mint).

Two main groups of coinage are known:

Obverse
Die 1 - thick script, left legs of letters A  thinner than the right ones.
Die 2 - thin script, both legs of letters A of the same thickness.

Reverse
Die A - pointed numeral "5", bridge narrow, thick script.
Die B - pointed numeral "5", bridge wide, thin script.
Die C - blunt numeral "5", bridge wide, thin script.


Combinations
1+A: 1993-1997.
2+B: 1998-2019.
2+C: 2017 See main photo of this article.

Notes.
1. Two varieties of  Obverse are known in 1995. They differ by mintmark and style of date:

© Image courtesy of Numismatika Oliver
Both varieties have the same Reverse die A.

2. 2007 Issue is claimed by Czech National Bank (ČNB) as a purely set issue, however, these coins are found in general circulation, but  they are difficult to find.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1993 (L) 70 001 000 0.24 0.27 0.29 0.30 0.48 0.71 0.85 56% RCM
1994 (L) 14 400 000 1.04 0.24 0.40 0.91 1.02 16% RCM
1994 b 30 475 491 0.24 0.30 0.27 0.36 0.61 0.81 28%
1995 b 20 155 218 0.24 0.25 0.24 0.48 0.68 23% Two varieties of "5" and designer's signature
1996 b 5 053 730 0.24 0.41 8%
1997 b 40 000 0.6% In sets only
1997 b 1 500 0.10% Proof
1998 b 25 000 0.4% 10,207 pieces destroyed
1998 b 2 500 0.10% Proof; 90 pieces destroyed
1999 b 29 490 0.3% In sets only
1999 b 2 000 0.08% Proof
2000 b 26 431 0.3% In sets only
2000 b 2 500 0.11% Proof
2001 b 25 000 0.3%
2001 b 2 500 0.10% Proof
2002 b 21 344 995 0.36 0.24 0.48 1.21 0.97 20%
2002 b 3 490 0.2% Proof
2003 b 22 000 0.5% In sets only
2003 b 3 000 0.10% Proof
2004 b 34 940 0.5%
2004 b 4 000 0.10% Proof
2005 b 14 000 0.19% In sets only
2005 b 3 000 0.12% Proof
2006 b 25 030 500 0.59 0.36 0.42 0.50 1.27 0.97 18%
2006 b 2 500 0.3% Proof
2007 b 0.23 1.1% Circulation issue, see comment above.
2007 b 20 500 0.5% In sets only
2007 b 2 500 0.15% Proof
2008 b 11 617 000 0.24 0.38 0.97 12%
2008 b 2 500 0.14% Proof
2009 b 19 911 000 0.27 0.24 0.25 1.09 11%
2009 b 3 200 0.14% Proof
2010 b 14 711 000 0.23 0.24 1.17 0.63 10%
2010 b 3 200 0.15% Proof
2011 b 15 000 0.3% In sets only
2011 b 7 000 0.10% Proof
2012 b 22 003 0.3% In sets only
2012 b 7 000 0.08% Proof
2013 b 9 462 603 0.24 0.24 6%
2013 b 8 500 0.06% Proof
2014 b 1 163 218 1.17 1.3%
2014 b 4 500 0.06% Proof
2015 b 7 267 848 0.24 4%
2015 b 3 500 0.12% Proof
2016 b 18 915 403 0.22 0.24 0.24 0.91 6%
2016 b 3 500 0.18% Proof
2017 b 0.14% Proof
2017 b 17 648 363 0.24 0.24 1.48 5% Type B
2017 b 0.5% Type C
2018 b 0.23 0.24 1.15 3%
2018 b 0.07% Proof
2019 b 0.24 1.3%
2019 b 0.11% Proof
2020 b 0.12%
2020 b 0.03% Proof
2021 b 0.06%
2021 b 0% Proof

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