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CZ 2013: Tenor Beno Blachut born 100 years ago
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:24:44 AM »
The Czech Mint has just issued a collector coin that honors the opera singer (tenor) Beno Blachut who was born 100 years ago. This 500 Kč silver coin comes in two versions: "standard" (BU) and proof.

6,600 standard (BU) coins were minted ...
http://www.ceskamincovna.cz/en/commemorative-coins-cnb-908/silver-500-czk-coin-beno-blachut-standard-3937-p/
... and 13,900 proof coins.
http://www.ceskamincovna.cz/en/commemorative-coins-cnb-908/silver-500-czk-coin-beno-blachut-proof-3938-p/

What I find interesting is that both sides (image: Czech Mint) feature a portrait of Beno Blachut: On the reverse you have his head in a semi-profile view; the obverse shows him "silhouette style" with titles of operas that he sang in.

PS: An image of the proof version obverse is here.

Christian
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