Featured Mint at Cesky Krumlov

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  1. RomanTheRussian

    RomanTheRussian Mad about Reales

    One of the stops on our amazing honeymoon in Central Europe was a small Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic. Situated on Vltava river, it's a picturesque town that turned out to be a hidden gem. We enjoyed walking around the castle, chatting with the locals and canoeing down the river through the city.

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    While going through the castle, I was surprised to find a small mint. Apparently a number of the ruling families minted coins at different times in castle's history.

    Here's some info from the tour:


    Below are some images of the displayed coins and dies, as well as the machinery shown in the room.

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  4. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    This post deserves more than 100 likes!
     
  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    amazing photos
     
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  6. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    Great report, and some really nice photos - thank you! Hope that the other person involved in the honeymoon trip found the mint related exhibits to be interesting too. ;)

    Christian
     
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  7. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    Fascinating, and great pictures! Did you have to take them through glass, or were the mint-museum staff accommodating in letting you get up-close?
     
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  8. giorgio11

    giorgio11 Senior Numismatist

    очень хорошо!
     
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  9. RomanTheRussian

    RomanTheRussian Mad about Reales

    Thanks, everyone.

    Christian, my wife doesn't get as excited as me when it comes to coins, but I think she enjoyed the history as well. Plus eery excursion always followed by lots of wine ;)
     
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  10. RomanTheRussian

    RomanTheRussian Mad about Reales

    ffrickery, all the display cases were behind glass, but it was decently clean. Thinking back, I don't think I even saw any staff at the museum.
     
  11. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    very cool! so with that last pic, is that die that would be hammered instead of milled?
     
  12. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Wow! Cesky Krumlov. Great place!!! I will always remember this magic town!
     

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  13. Theodosius

    Theodosius Supporter! Supporter

    That is very cool to see the old mint machines and dies.

    Looks like a cool town to visit, thanks for sharing!

    John
     
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  14. RomanTheRussian

    RomanTheRussian Mad about Reales

    chrsmat71, the last one is definitely a hammered die.
     
  15. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    Cesky Krumlov is a fantastic place! I have wonderful memories from my visits there. I didn't see the mint though. That would be a good reason to go back :)
     
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  17. doppeltaler

    doppeltaler Active Member

    Outstanding, thank you for sharing.
     
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  18. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you!
     
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  19. Stork

    Stork I deliver

    Facinating! Sounds like the perfect honeymoon, and even if you spouse isn't exactly thrilled with coins, it sounds like there is common ground and tolerance, perfect! Congratulations!
     
  20. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Several pictures yet.
     

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  21. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    And yet.
     

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