Gold coin Patrons - St John the Evangelist proof

Gold coin Patrons - St John the Evangelist proof

Stock state
August 2022
Date of issue
August 2022
Mintage
1000 pcs
Estimated price
1,590 CZK
exempt from VAT
A discount voucher cannot be applied to the product.

Patrons

The ninth gold mini coin of the Czech Mint from the Patrons series is dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist.

Saint John
had a special place alongside Jesus Christ. He was his favourite, the only one of the apostles to stand under his cross and was eventually entrusted with the care of the Virgin Mary. Therefore, he is often referred to as the Lord's beloved. After the death of Jesus, at a time of severe persecution of Christians, John was horribly tortured. On the orders of the Roman Emperor Domitian, he was thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil, but the vessel of death miraculously became a refreshing bath. The emperor was astonished and sent the unharmed apostle into exile. John then wrote the fourth canonical gospel, which is why he is called the Evangelist, and also the controversial book of Revelation, which is known as the Apocalypse. The saint became the patron saint of all theologians and writers, as well as booksellers, printers, bookbinders, papermakers, and many others because of his literary talents. He is the patron saint of friendship. He helps with poisoning, burns, leg pain and epilepsy.

The medal maker
David Kružliak has placed a half-figure of St. John with two typical attributes on the reverse side of the coin. The first one is an eagle, which symbolizes John's soaring and high theology. The second one is a chalice, referring to the legend of the poisoned wine that failed to harm John. The Czech-English inscription on the reverse side states SVATÝ JAN EVANGELISTA – SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST. The obverse side then presents the profile and name of the monarch Elizabeth II, the year of issue 2022 and the nominal value of 5 DOLLARS (NZD), which means the attributes of the island of Niue, which provides the Czech Mint with a foreign licence to mint its own commemorative coins.

The gold coin weighing one half gram is set in a special
Czech-English packaging. It will serve as an affordable gift as well as an original addition to your collection and will become a good luck charm.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
76108-611
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
5 NZD
Author of the obverse
David Kružliak
Author of the reverse
David Kružliak
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
No
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
0.5 g
Diameter
11 mm
Packaging
Blister
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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