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Five-ducat CR 2015 National flag proof

Price (including VAT)
25,950 CZK
968 EUR
Stock state
Now unavailable
Code
30995-611

Approximate purchase price
On request

Together with the anthem, heraldic animals and the national tree, the flag is one of the best known symbols of the Czech statehood. Czech Mint prepared an exclusive issue of four gold medals dedicated to thesesymbols. They can either be bought separately, or in a luxurious set.

The journey to the current Czech flag was long and complicated. Its present form is derived from the original red and white royal flag from the 12th century: the red strip was above the white one. In 1848, in protest against Germanisation, Czechs began to raise the flag the wrong way up, i. e. with the white strip up. This bicolour flag was provisionally used as the state flag after the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic. On 30 March 1920 a new flag was approved by deputies of the National Assembly: two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a blue triangle based on the hoist side. The national flag was designed by Jaroslav Kursa.

On the obverse of the gold medal with the motif of the Czech state flag the author of the design, academic sculptor Michal Vitanovský placed another strong national symbol – the statue  of Saint Wenceslas by Myslbek. On the reverse he placed an impressive collage of the coats of arms of the three Czech lands. Five-ducat CR 2015 State flag in proof quality will embellish every numismatic collection. Due to current favourable prices of precious metals it also has a high value added – high investment potential. The edition is strictly limited; it is therefore wise to decide quickly!
Material
Gold
Weight
15.56 g
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Diameter
28 mm
Quality
PROOF
Edge
Plain edge
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Michal Vitanovský
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Michal Vitanovský
Code
30995-611
Mintage
100 pcs
Date of issue
January 2015
Packaging
Burgundy leather case
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Capsule
Yes
Issuer
Czech mint