Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Griffin proof

Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Griffin proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
July 2020
Mintage
500 pcs
Price
7,750 CZK
exempt from VAT

Mythical Creatures

The Czech Mint presents griffin on the third gold coin from the collector's cycle Mythical Creatures.

The griffin embodies the features of an eagle and a lion
- it is most often depicted with an eagle's head, neck, wings and claws and a lion's torso, hind legs and tail. Its character is also the result of a combination of both of these animals - it is bright and strong, therefore, it rules heaven and earth. In ancient mythology, the griffin served the sun god Apollo, the goddess of wisdom Athena and the goddess of revenge Nemesis. In the Middle Ages, the noble creature was perceived as a symbol of the king of kings - Jesus Christ - and therefore became a grateful subject of aristocratic heraldry. We can find a griffin on seventy coats of arms in Bohemia and Moravia and it was even one of the shield bearers of the coat of arms of Austria-Hungary.

The mythical hybrid of an eagle and a lion dominates the reverse side of the coin which was processed by the medal maker
Mária Filová, DiS. The depiction of the griffin is supplemented with an English inscription GRIFFIN. The coin does not have a classic coin frame, however, the relief is surrounded by decorative ornaments that permeate the entire collecting cycle. As the coins of the Czech Mint are published with the foreign license of the island of Niue, their obverse side bears the profile and name of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 5 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2020.

Don't forget that in the offer of the Czech Mint you will also find an epic
collector's album where you can store a complete twelve-part collection of mythical creatures.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75686-611
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
Gold paper case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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