Information about effigy: Czech Lion

Czech Lion
Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Czech Lion

The rulers of Bohemia originally bore for arms a so-called St. Wenceslas flaming eagle. In the 12th century, Emperor Frederick granted new arms to King Vladislaus II consisting of a silver lion on a red field, to symbolise his valour. The lion was at first represented with one tail. Later a second tail was added, for the help provided by the King Přemysl Otakar I fighting the Saxons (this is just a legend though, from Dalimil's chronicle).

The lion has been displayed on the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Bohemia (including when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), Czechoslovakia, the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and now on the Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic (since 1990). In the Greater version of the Coat of Arms, the lion is displayed on two of the four quarters of the shield. The Lesser version is "a red shield, in it a silver double-tailed lion rampant with golden crown and golden armament".

On coinage, only the crowned double-tailed lion is shown - without the shield.

The Czech Mint also has a series of bullion coins featuring the Czech Lion which is issued under the authority of Niue; on these coins, the lion is on the reverse and the obverse display the British monarch.

Czech Lion - Example/s on coins
Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Czech Lion

1/4 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2020 - Niue

Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Czech Lion

The Czech Lion appears on a series of bullion investment coins struck by the Czech Mint under the issuing authority of Niue.

Czech Lion - showing 42 of 42 coins
CountryNameMintageLegend
Niue Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2019 Czech Lion 5,100 · NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II · 2019 ·
Niue Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Czech Lion 1,000 · NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II · 2019 ·
Niue Gold Ounce 2019 Czech Lion 1,000 · NIUE ISLAND 50 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II · 2019 ·
Niue Gold Five Ounces 2019 Czech Lion 200 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 250 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Gold Ten Ounces 2019 Czech Lion 60 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 500 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Gold Kilo 2019 Czech Lion 35 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 8000 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Silver Ounce 2019 Czech Lion 9,000 · NIUE ISLAND 2 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II · 2019 ·
Niue Silver Five Ounces 2019 Czech Lion 500 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 10 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Silver Kilo 2019 Czech Lion 250 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 80 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Silver Two Ounces 2019 Czech Lion 5,000 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 5 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Czech Lion 500 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 25 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Silver Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof 1,000 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 2 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Gold Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof 700 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 50 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Niue Gold Half Gram 2019 Czech Lion 100 · NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II · 2019 ·
Niue Silver Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 24,000 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Gold Ten Ounces 2020 Czech Lion 70 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 500 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Gold Five Ounces 2020 Czech Lion 200 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 250 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Gold Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 2,000 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 50 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 1,700 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Czech Lion 550 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 25 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Gold Kilo 2020 Czech Lion 45 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 8000 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 10,000 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Gold Half Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 1,000 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 25 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Silver Two Ounces 2020 Czech Lion 5,500 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Silver Kilo 2020 Czech Lion 350 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 80 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Silver Five Ounces 2020 Czech Lion 550 NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS 2020
Niue Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 2,000 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 10 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Gold Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 2,750 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 50 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Silver Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 15,400 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Gold Five Kilos 2021 Czech Lion 10 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 40000 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 17,000 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Gold Kilo 2021 Czech Lion 55 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 8000 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Silver Kilo 2021 Czech Lion 605 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 80 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Czech Lion 865 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 25 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Gold Half Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 1,500 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 25 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Gold Ten Ounces 2021 Czech Lion 80 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 500 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Gold Five Ounces 2021 Czech Lion 200 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Platinum Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 100 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 50 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Silver Three Kilos 2021 Czech Lion 100 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 240 DOLLARS · 2021 3 Kg Ag 999
Niue Palladium Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 100 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 50 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Silver Five Ounces 2021 Czech Lion 1,365 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 10 DOLLARS · 2021
Niue Silver Two Ounces 2021 Czech Lion 5,500 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS · 2021
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