Gold coin Old Town Square execution - Old Town Square proof

Gold coin Old Town Square execution - Old Town Square proof

Stock state
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Date of issue
April 2021
300 pcs

The product can also be purchased directly in the stores of the Czech Mint

Old Town Square execution

The second gold coin of the Czech Mint from the miniseries, which is published on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the execution of 27 Czech lords, commemorates the location - Prague's Old Town Square.

execution scaffolding began to be built directly in front of the Old Town Hall as early as June 18, 1621. It was twenty paces long and wide, made of wood and covered with a black cloth. The convicts were brought to the town hall, where they spent their last night, on the evening of June 20, and thousands of curious people filled the Old Town Square early in the morning of June 21. The city gates were closed due to fear of unrest and the square was occupied by the imperial army led by Albrecht of Wallenstein, but the atmosphere was surprisingly peaceful. A shot from a cannon at Prague Castle announced the beginning of the execution at five o'clock in the morning. Individual convicts inside the town hall were gradually called to the podium. The executions lasted four hours, and loud drumming ensured that the people did not hear what the Czech lords were saying before they died. Most of them were executed on a block of wood, two were hung on a beam pulled out of the town hall, and one was hung on a gallows that was built on the podium. The gravediggers wrapped the headless bodies in cloth, carried them down under the scaffolding, and brought them to their resting place. However, the heads were displayed in public - as a warning to anyone who would dare to resist the Habsburgs. The Old Town Execution Ground was dismantled after the execution and the beams used were donated to Church of Sts. Simon and Jude on U Milosrdných Street in the Old Town of Prague. Today, the place where the Bohemian Revolt ended tragically is marked by white paving stones…

The Old Town sidewalk with twenty-seven crosses
can be found on the obverse side of the coin, which was processed by Mgr. Petr Horák. The reverse side then presents a detailed isometric view of the Old Town Hall with the astronomical clock and the execution stage. A rich inscription that surrounds the building presents STAROMĚSTSKÉ NÁMĚSTÍ – MÍSTO KRVAVÉ POPRAVY 27 ČESKÝCH PÁNŮ – 21. 6. 1621 (OLD TOWN SQUARE - A PLACE OF BLOOD EXECUTION 27 OF THE CZECH MEMBERS - June 21, 1621). Since the Czech Mint's coins are licensed by the foreign issuer, the island of Niue, the obverse sides bear the national emblem, the nominal value of 10 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021.

Do not forget that you can store all four coins in a wooden
collector's case that you will also find in the offer of the Czech Mint.


Collectors set
Nominal value
10 NZD
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
999,9 / 1000
7.78 g
22 mm
Black leather case
Czech Mint