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Miroslav Hric

Miroslav Hric

(27. 2. 1982)

Miroslav Hric belongs among the most known Slovak authors of minted numismatics. A native of Žiar nad Hronom, he comes from an artistic family: his grandfather was a metal engraver in a mint in Kremnice and his father was also an artist.

In 2000 he successfully finished the School of Applied Arts and he enrolled in the sculpture studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Seven years later he successfully defended his doctoral study in the field of drawing at the final examination. He has had fourteen solo exhibitions and many symposia both in the Czech Republic and abroad. The experts who have influenced his artistic development include academic sculptors Ivan Lipták and Ján Hoffstädter.

Miroslav Hric produced commemorative coins for the Czech National Bank, the National Bank of Slovakia, the Prague Mint and other customers. His last works include medals commemorating the centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovak legions. The artist believes that a design should mainly reflect the present.

Miroslav Hric lives and works in Banská Štiavnica, in a town historically connected with the mining of precious metals which were subsequently used by the mint in Kremnice for minting of its famous coins.

INTERVIEW

Medal designing has got a close relationship to history. Which period is personally closest to you?
I like to go back to the works of the masters, in particular from the high periods of the Renaissance. I admire their skill and perfect craftsmanship, their execution of the modelling and the mintage of coins and medals itself. Accurate treatment of historical themes from today’s perspective represents for me also a great challenge. I believe, however, that a design should reflect the present. Both by its composition and by the way we approach the making of the design and the study of the given theme.

Which professors and at which school influenced you most?
In connection with medal design I was inspired by the academic sculptor Ivan Lipták while I was still at the secondary School of Applied Arts in Kremnice, and later at the Academy of Fine Arts I was inspired by the academic sculptor Ján Hoffstädter, in whose studio I was. However, the first persons to influence me were my father, an artist, and my grandfather, who was apprenticed as a metal engraver in the Kremnice mint.

Could you tell us about a coin or a medal which made you most happy?
As my greatest success I consider a coin of the nominal value of two euros for the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia. It was issued in 2013 by the National Bank of Slovakia. I was also pleased that the Czech National Bank issued a coin of the nominal value of 5,000 Czech crowns which belongs in the Bridges of the Czech Republic cycle.

Where do you work and live at present?
Three years ago I moved from Bratislava to Banská Štiavnica. This town is historically associated with the mining of precious metals which were subsequently used for minting of coins in Kremnice. The spirit of history and at the same time the influx of young people give this town a unique, and according to me non-recurring, and inspiring atmosphere.



Another artworks prepared by Miroslav Hric

Foundation of the monastery golden crown - proposals co... 250 000,00 Kč
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Foundation of the monastery golden crown - proposals co... 240 000,00 Kč
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Foundation of the monastery golden crown - proposals co... 3 190,00 Kč
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Foundation of the monastery golden crown - proposals co... 3 420,00 Kč
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Foundation of the monastery golden crown - proposals co... 3 420,00 Kč
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Foundation of the monastery golden crown - proposals co... 8 900,00 Kč
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Foundation of the monastery golden crown - proposals co... 9 900,00 Kč
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Foundation of the monastery golden crown - proposals co... 9 900,00 Kč
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The establishment of the Czechoslovak Legions - 100th A... 1 790,00 Kč
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The establishment of the Czechoslovak Legions - 100th a... 1 790,00 Kč
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Vladislav Jagellonský - 500. výročí úmrtí zlato proof... 25 950,00 Kč
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Vladislav Jagellonský - 500. výročí úmrtí zlato b.k.... 25 950,00 Kč
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Vladislav Jagellonský - 500. výročí úmrtí stříbro proof... 1 790,00 Kč
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Vladislav Jagellonský - 500. výročí úmrtí stříbro patin... 1 790,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 28 mm Silver Proo... 1 499,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 28 mm silver pati... 1 299,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 28 mm silver bk... 1 299,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 1/2 Oz Gold Proof... 39 900,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 1 Oz Gold Proof... 158 450,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 1 Oz Gold bk... 58 450,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 1 Oz Silver Proof... 5 990,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 1 Oz silver patin... 4 990,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 1 Oz Silver bk... 4 990,00 Kč
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Svatopluk - Prince of Great Moravia - 1 Oz Copper bk... 199,00 Kč
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Sada zlatého dukátu a stříbrného odražku Karel IV. 700.... 7 150,00 Kč
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Sada zlatého dukátu a stříbrného odražku Karel IV. 700.... 6 150,00 Kč
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Ondrᚠz Janovic - 300. výročí úmrtí stříbro proof... 1 790,00 Kč
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Ondrᚠz Janovic - 300. výročí úmrtí stříbro patina... 1 790,00 Kč
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Nitrianske knieža Pribina - návrhy mince 100 € sada Au ... 89 450,00 Kč
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Nitrianske knieža Pribina - návrhy mince 100 € sada Au ... 89 450,00 Kč
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Nitrianske knieža Pribina - návrhy mince 100 € sada Ag ... 2 390,00 Kč
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Nitrianske knieža Pribina - návrhy mince 100 € sada Ag ... 2 590,00 Kč
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NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada... 64 790,00 Kč
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NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada... 76 790,00 Kč
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NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada... 134 900,00 Kč
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NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada... 240 000,00 Kč
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NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada... 2 480,00 Kč
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NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada... 8 990,00 Kč
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NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada... 9 990,00 Kč
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NEGRELLIHO VIADUKT V PRAZE – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada... 9 990,00 Kč
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Nalezisko opálov - návrhy mince 20 € sada Au medailí 1 ... 89 450,00 Kč
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Nalezisko opálov - návrhy mince 20 € sada Au medailí 1 ... 89 450,00 Kč
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Nalezisko opálov - návrhy mince 20 € sada Ag medailí 1 ... 2 390,00 Kč
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Nalezisko opálov - návrhy mince 20 € sada Ag medailí 1 ... 2 590,00 Kč
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Nalezisko opálov - návrhy mince 20 € sada Ag medailí 1 ... 2 590,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Au med... 64 790,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Au med... 76 790,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Au med... 134 900,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Au med... 240 000,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Ag med... 2 390,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Ag med... 2 480,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Ag med... 2 480,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Ag med... 8 990,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Ag med... 9 990,00 Kč
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MOST V ŽAMPACHU – návrhy mince 5000,-Kč sada tří Ag med... 9 990,00 Kč
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Majster Pavol z Levoče - návrhy mince 10 € sada Au meda... 89 450,00 Kč
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Majster Pavol z Levoče - návrhy mince 10 € sada Au meda... 89 450,00 Kč
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Majster Pavol z Levoče - návrhy mince 10 € sada Ag meda... 2 390,00 Kč
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Majster Pavol z Levoče - návrhy mince 10 € sada Ag meda... 2 590,00 Kč
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Majster Pavol z Levoče - návrhy mince 10 € sada Ag meda... 2 590,00 Kč
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Karel IV., král a císař - 700. výročí narození zlato pr... 25 950,00 Kč
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Karel IV., král a císař - 700. výročí narození zlato b.... 25 950,00 Kč
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Karel IV., král a císař - 700. výročí narození stříbro ... 1 790,00 Kč
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Karel IV., král a císař - 700. výročí narození stříbro ... 1 790,00 Kč
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Karel IV. - 700. výročí narození 28 mm stříbro proof... 1 299,00 Kč
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Karel IV. - 700. výročí narození 28 mm stříbro patina... 1 299,00 Kč
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JOSEF BICAN - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three... 250 000,00 Kč
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JOSEF BICAN - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three... 240 000,00 Kč
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JOSEF BICAN - proposals coin 200 , - CZK - set of three... 8 900,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 250 000,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 240 000,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 2 885,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 2 980,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 2 980,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 8 900,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 9 900,00 Kč
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Jiri Kolar - proposals coin 500 , - CZK - set of three ... 9 900,00 Kč
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Jan Lucemburský - 720. výročí narození zlato proof... 25 950,00 Kč
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Jan Lucemburský - 720. výročí narození zlato b.k.... 25 950,00 Kč
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Jan Lucemburský - 720. výročí narození stříbro proof... 1 790,00 Kč
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Jan Lucemburský - 720. výročí narození stříbro patina... 1 790,00 Kč
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Chatam Sofer - návrhy mince 10 € sada Au medailí 1 Oz P... 89 450,00 Kč
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Chatam Sofer - návrhy mince 10 € sada Au medailí 1 Oz b... 89 450,00 Kč
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Chatam Sofer - návrhy mince 10 € sada Ag medailí 1 Oz P... 2 390,00 Kč
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Chatam Sofer - návrhy mince 10 € sada Ag medailí 1 Oz p... 2 590,00 Kč
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Chatam Sofer - návrhy mince 10 € sada Ag medailí 1 Oz b... 2 590,00 Kč
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František Josef I. - 100. výročí úmrtí stříbro proof... 1 790,00 Kč
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František Josef I. - 100. výročí úmrtí stříbro patina... 1 790,00 Kč
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ČT-Kavčí hory Cu... 299,00 Kč
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ČT-Kavčí hory Ag Proof... 1 650,00 Kč
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ČT-Kavčí hory Ag Patina... 1 650,00 Kč
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ČT-Kavčí hory 20 mm Au Proof... 6 950,00 Kč
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ČT-Kavčí hory 1 Oz Au Proof... 55 600,00 Kč
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ČT-Kavčí hory - žeton... 50,00 Kč
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Antonín Balšánek - 150. výročí narození stříbro proof... 1 790,00 Kč
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Antonín Balšánek - 150. výročí narození stříbro patina... 1 790,00 Kč
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20th anniversary of the CNB A GENERATION OF CZECH CURRE... 250 000,00 Kč
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20th anniversary of the CNB A GENERATION OF CZECH CURRE... 240 000,00 Kč
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20th anniversary of the CNB A GENERATION OF CZECH CURRE... 3 190,00 Kč
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20th anniversary of the CNB A GENERATION OF CZECH CURRE... 3 420,00 Kč
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20th anniversary of the CNB A GENERATION OF CZECH CURRE... 3 420,00 Kč
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20th anniversary of the CNB A GENERATION OF CZECH CURRE... 8 900,00 Kč
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20th anniversary of the CNB A GENERATION OF CZECH CURRE... 9 900,00 Kč
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20th anniversary of the CNB A GENERATION OF CZECH CURRE... 9 900,00 Kč
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