Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Centaur proof

Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Centaur proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
October 2021
Mintage
500 pcs
Price
7,490 CZK
exempt from VAT

Mythical Creatures

The eighth gold coin of the Czech Mint from the Mythical Creatures collector's series features a centaur

Centaurs - half human and half horse
– they are trapped between human and animal nature. On the one hand, they are famous as animal symbols of masculinity, strength and passion. Irritable creatures, especially under the influence of wine, did not hesitate to use violence. On the other hand, they excelled in intelligence and sophistication. The wisest of the centaurs was Cheirón, who became the teacher of the most famous Greek heroes - Jason, Achilles and Heracles. He taught his students physical fitness, archery, javelin throwing, wrestling, running and horseback riding, but also modesty, herbalism, healing or music and singing.

The medal maker
Mária Filová, DiS., placed a sturdy centaur with a drawn bow on the reverse side of the coin and accompanied it with the English inscription CENTAUR. It is not without interest that the coin does not have a classic coin frame, however, the relief is surrounded by decorative Hellenistic ornaments that permeate the entire collection. As the coins of the Czech Mint are issued with a foreign licence of the island of Niue, the obverse sides bear the name and profile of the monarch Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 5 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021

Remember that you can store your complete 12-piece collection of mythical creatures into a spectacular
collector's album that you can also find in the offer of the Czech Mint.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75778-611
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
5 NZD
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Mária Filová, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
3.11 g
Diameter
16 mm
Packaging
Black leather case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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