Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Unicorn proof

Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Unicorn proof

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

Mythical Creatures

The Czech Mint presents a unicorn on the sixth gold coin from the collector's series Mythical Creatures.

Mentions of
magical animals with one horn can be found in the mythology of most of the world's cultures. The Persians had Shadhavara and the Slavs had Indrik, Chi-lina was known in China, and Kirin in Japan. However, under the term unicorn, most people imagine a creature that the ancient Latin people named unicornis. It is a noble white horse, who differs from an ordinary horse by split hooves (therefore it is an even-toed ungulate) and a long, spirally curled horn that grows from its forehead. According to legend, this pride was to be endowed with healing abilities, therefore, unicorns became sought-after prey. It was almost impossible to catch them unless the hunter used a special bait. The unicorns could not resist the virgin girls from whom they let themselves be tamed. The stallion, sleeping peacefully in the virgin's arms, was defenseless and at the mercy of his pursuer.

Medal maker
Mária Filová, DiS., placed a coin of a galloping stallion with a lush mane and tail on the reverse side and accompanied it with an English copy of UNICORN. It is not without interest that the mintage does not have a classic coin frame, however, the relief is surrounded by decorative Hellenic ornaments that permeate the entire collecting cycle. Since the coins of the Czech Mint are licensed by a foreign issuer, the island of Niue, the obverse side bears a portrait and name of Queen Elizabeth II, a nominal value of 5 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021.

Remember that in the offer of the Czech Mint you will also find a spectacular
collector's album, where you can store a complete twelve-part collection of mythical creatures.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75774-611
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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