Gold ducat Cult of personality - Mother Teresa proof

Gold ducat Cult of personality - Mother Teresa proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
August 2022
300 pcs
10,750 CZK
including VAT

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Cult of personality

The first gold ducat of the Czech Mint from the series called Cult of personality commemorates the controversial figure of Mother Teresa. 

Mother Teresa
became a symbol of goodness, love and mercy for all people, regardless of religion and beliefs. After coming as a young nun from a remote corner of Eastern Europe to the streets of Calcutta, she began to care for sick and dying people. She became a voice for the weak and the poor who lived on the margins of society, and her vision led to the founding of the congregation called The Missionaries of Charity, which worked in some of the most impoverished places on the planet. Since then, she has been recognized and respected throughout the world. Despite the many contacts she made with people of high rank, Mother Teresa's priority was to care for her neighbor. Although she experienced critical periods when she struggled with feelings of emptiness and rejection by God, she never lost the direction and the smile that belonged to her as much as the blue and white sari... The Nobel Peace Prize winner who was declared a saint, however, had her dark side. As a Catholic fundamentalist, she had a particular view of suffering and death - for example, she refused to give pain-killing drugs to the dying because their suffering was supposed to bring them closer to Christ. "It is beautiful to see the poor and the sick accepting their lot and suffering as Christ did on the Passion. The world is richer for their suffering," a woman whose sisters imposed baptism on the dying said. Mother Teresa dogmatically defended against abortion, contraception and divorce. She was generous in her prayers, but when it came to finances, she took the opposite stance, even though she managed to raise considerable funds thanks to her solidarity with dictatorial regimes...

The obverse side of the ducat, which is the work of
academic sculptor Jiří Dostál, presents a portrait of Mother Teresa praying, accompanied by her name and life dates in English. The reverse side is then dominated by a quote attributed to the nun, written in her native Albanian - UNË JAM VETËM NJË LAPS I VOGËL NË DORËN E ZOTIT - or I am but a small pencil in the hand of God. Mother Teresa's civil name was Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, therefore, the word GONXHE, which surrounds an unbloomed flower and which means "flower bud" in Albanian, is the additional motif on the reverse side.

An integral part of the issue is a
special supplement that offers an objective view of Mother Teresa written by historian Pavel Kosatik.


Collectors set
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Jiří Dostál
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Jiří Dostál
Numbered issue
986 / 1000
3.49 g
20 mm
Šedý papírový box
Czech Mint