idnes: gold medal to sell for almost 1.5 million

27-03-2013

Česká mincovna, a partner of the Czech national bank, has begun manufacturing a one kilogram gold medal featuring 19th century writer Božena Němcová, news website idnes reports. According to idnes, the medal will sell for almost 1.5 million crowns. The author of the design featuring Božena Němcová is the late Oldřich Kulhánek. Mr Kulhánek was best-known for designing the Czech Republic’s banknotes, still in use. The commercial mint is calling the release a tribute to the artist who died unexpectedly in January at the age of 72.