Czech Lion 2021 Five Coin Silver Set, Coin Set from Niue - detailed information

Czech Lion 2021 Five Coin Silver Set
Set NameCzech Lion 2021 Five Coin Silver Set
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World bullion coins are often dedicated to the national symbols, therefore, the "Czech Lion", which is the first mintage of its kind intended for the Czech market, is not an exception. The complete set of five silver coins of the Czech Mint consists of the following weights - 1, 2, 5 and 10 troy ounces and 1 kg.

The legend of Bruncvík, a mythical prince who travelled to Africa, where he helped the animal king to fight the dragon, belongs to the most famous stories of how an exotic lion became a symbol of the Czech land. Old chroniclers offer a more plausible explanation. According to them, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa rewarded Prince Vladislaus II. with a royal crown and a new heraldic animal, which replaced the previous eagle in 1158. The lion represented the knight's virtues, strength and courage, which were demonstrated by Vladislaus during the conquest of Milan in the imperial service. And how did the heraldic beast come to its second tail? Heroism played a key role again. King Ottokar I of Bohemia helped Emperor Otto IV. in the fight against the Saxons in 1204, and the Czech lion received a second tail for it, which distinguished it from the beasts of other nations and provided it with a unique prestige. However, medieval writers liked to colour their stories, therefore, they are not a reliable source of information. Therefore, the first verifiable Czech lion was a symbol of the Přemyslid dynasty and appears on the equestrian seal of Vladislaus Henry from 1203. Only Ottokar II, the Iron and Golden King, placed the lion on the coat of arms.

All variants of the bullion coin were reworked in 2021, but the main idea remained. The reverse sides are dominated by the Czech lion in an non-traditionally realistic processing with the St. Wenceslas Crown on its head. The obverse sides then bear an eagle on a shield, which is a synthesis of St. Wenceslas, Moravian and Silesian predators. The author of the relief is traditionally the medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS. Since the Czech Mint's coins are licensed by a foreign issuer, the island of Niue, their obverse sides bear its necessary attributes - the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the year of issue 2021 and the nominal values of 2, 5, 10, 25 and 80 DOLLARS (NZD).

MintČeská mincovna (Czech Mint) Mintage65
PackagingIn light wooden box with coins individually sealed, in external cardboard sleeve
Notes

Date of issue: March 2021. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity in Czech, Slovak and English.

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CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Issued2021
Coins5
Mintage65
Coins GradeBrilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Material0.999 Silver
Release PriceEUR 2,156.00
Product Code75966-710
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