Czech Lion 2023 Silver / Platinum / Palladium Set, Coin Set from Niue - detailed information

Czech Lion 2023 Silver / Platinum / Palladium Set
Set NameCzech Lion 2023 Silver / Platinum / Palladium Set

This set contains three one-ounce coins of the Czech Lion bullion range, all in different metals.

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. Three precious metals - silver, platinum and palladium - were used during the production of the unique set of three ounce coins in top quality proof.

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.

MintČeská mincovna (Czech Mint) Mintage150
PackagingIn wooden box with coins individually sealed, in external cardboard sleeve

Release date: September 2023.

Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Coin Set Details
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coins GradeProof
MaterialPalladium / Platinum / Silver
Release PriceEUR 4,833.00
Product Code76385-751
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