Gold investment coin John Amos Comenius standard

Gold investment coin John Amos Comenius standard

Stock state
Now unavailable
Date of issue
November 2011
Mintage
250 pcs
Price
585,075 CZK
exempt from VAT
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Gold investment coin 250 NZD John Amos Comenius standard

Jan Amos Komenský ranked among the few figures in Czech history whose significance reached far beyond the country’s border. His name is lauded along with the greatest names of Europe’s and, indeed, the world’s cultural history. He is best known as the founder of modern teaching methods, but he was also a prominent philosopher, writer and church official. His written works are sophisticated in style, yet easy to read. Komenský’s correspondence with European scholars and artists of that time serves as indirect evidence of his stature. His efforts in the political arena, part of which was his faith in visionaries‘ prophecies, scored the least success. Conversely, his programme aiming to edify humankind, gradually evolving in his writings and based on education and the idea of perpetual peace, has turned out truly timeless.


The obverse side of the coin features motifs related to the work of Comenius. The main one is a sitting female figure inspired by the allegory of the Grammar from his textbook for children Orbis Pictus, however compared with the original it is simplified and mirror reversed. At the lower rim of the coin it is complemented by a simplified round planetary scheme. Then there is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth, denomination of the coin (250 New Zealand dollars), name of the country (New Zealand) and the year of issue (2011).


The reverse side shows John Amos Comenius – sitting – designed according to a drawing of the period. The edge inscription is in Latin: Johannes Amos Comenius – Praeceptor gentium (Teacher of the Peoples), as well as the title of his work “Didactica opera omnia“ placed at drapes hanging from a table.


Limited edition: 250 pcs.

Specifications

Code
75002-610
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
250 NZD
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Michal Vitanovský
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Michal Vitanovský
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
348.5 g
Diameter
65 mm
Packaging
Dark wooden case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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