Gold coin Charles IV. and people - Blanche of Valois proof
Our country recalls an extraordinary anniversary in 2016 - whole 700 years since the Czech king John of Luxembourg and his wife Eliška Přemyslovna had a son Václav, who later adopted the name after his godfather Charles IV. Comely. The most famous monarch, for his efforts to improve the countries of the Czech Crown earned him the nickname Father of the Homeland. Besides the challenges of being ruler, he took - four times - the role of a husband. His first wife was a very young Blanche of Valois, which owned the romantic heart of Charles IV. and now also owns a valuable Smart coin 5 NZD of pure gold from the Czech Mint.
The daughter of the Count Charles of Valois and his third wife Mahaut de Chatillon Blanche of Valois (in French Blanche de Valois) was born in 1316 and was a sister of the future French King Philip VI. The Czech King John of Luxembourg used the potential political influences and brought his son Václav to the French Court for upbringing. He adopted the name Karel after the confirmation and on May 15th, 1323 was to wed with Blanche of Valois. It was a symbolic marriage, they were both only seven years old. After several years of joint custody Blanche travels to Luxembourg and Charles IV. on appeal of his father to Northern Italy and Lombardy. They meet again in 1334 in Prague. Blanche gave to Charles IV. two daughters, Margaret and Catherine. After the death of John of Luxembourg in 1347 she was crowned the Czech queen, but less than a year after that unexpectedly passed away.
Gold Smart Coin 5 NZD Charles IV. and people - Blanche of Valois is the second ornament of an exclusive miniseries 700 years of Charles IV. The reverse of the mintage is dominated by the charismatic portrait of the Queen sitting on the opulent throne clutching the scepter and orb in her hand. The tableau completes an inscription constituted by the name of the issue. The obverse carries the necessary attributes of the issuer complemented by an antique decor, the nominal 5 DOLLARS and the year 2016. The author of both sides is an academic sculptor Michal Vitanovský, who with his artistic sense contributed to the creation of the impressive work of art, that will be the pride of your numismatic collections. Hurry up, the issue is limited to just 500 pieces!