Gold 1oz bullion coin Czech Lion 2020 number stand
Czech Lion 2020
The collector´s variant of the investment coin is stored in a special packaging that is numbered. The schedule of issuance counts 100 pieces.
“Czech Lions” are bullion gold coins that are minted with a foreign license by the Czech Mint. Besides their investment potential, they also have an eye-catching patriotic relief. Therefore, a special variant is intended mainly for collectors.
Every Czech knows that a two-tailed lion is the dominant heraldic animal of the Czech Republic. But how did this exotic beast appeared on the emblem of a country in the heart of Europe? The legend of Bruncvík, the mythical prince who left his sweetheart and set out the world to seek honor and glory, may help. He helped the animal king to fight the dragon when he shipwrecked in far Africa. A grateful lion followed him. They experienced many adventures and won a miracle sword. Bruncvík returned to the Czech lands after seven long years and fought another fight – this time for his sweetheart. They lived happily together until death and immortalized the faithful lion on the earth banner. Older chroniclers offer more plausible explanations, but they liked to color their stories. The first truly documented Czech lion was a symbol of the Přemyslid dynasty and appeared on the equestrian seal of Vladislaus Henry in 1203. The lion was raised the emblem of the whole land by Ottokar II of Bohemia, the Iron and Golden King.
The Czech Mint reworked all variants of investment coins in 2020, but maintained the idea. Besides the Czech lion in an untraditionally realistic design, the reverse side of the gold coin presents two more symbols of Czech statehood - the St. Wenceslas crown, which rests on the head of a two-tailed beast, and an eagle on the shield which is a synthesis of St. Wenceslas, Moravian and Silesian birds of prey. The medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS became the author of the relief. The obverse side bears the attributes of the island of Niue, which provides the Czech Mint with a foreign license to mint its own coins. The attributes are the portrait and the name of Queen Elizabeth II, the year of the issue 2020 and the nominal value of 50 DOLLARS (NZD). All this is supplemented with linden branches.
The gold coin stored in a special packaging represents an addition to the numismatic collection and also an original and valuable gift - for graduation, wedding, birth of a child or just for fun…