Gold investment coin National theatre stand

Gold investment coin National theatre stand

Stock state
Within 21 days
Date of issue
June 2021
99 pcs
320,253 CZK
exempt from VAT

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


The National Theater, which is the heart and soul of the Czech cultural scene, is one of the largest monuments of old Prague. Therefore, the Czech Mint pays tribute to it by issuance of a large gold coin, the weight of which is derived from the historic forty-ducats.

The construction of own stone theater was a matter of Czech honor and pride in the 19th century
. It was to serve the development of the Czech language, which was oppressed by German, and to support the production of domestic dramas and operas. The establishment of the National Theater was enabled by the cooperation of all social classes, and the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone, which took place in 1868, became a nationwide political event. However, the joy of the Czechs from their own theater did not last long, because the Neo-Renaissance building, which was the work of our greatest artists, was engulfed by a devastating fire in 1881. "It was Friday, the blackest Friday of our modern national life. The news about it came to us only on Saturday at noon and today I see my crushed father sitting with head in his hands at the table, and my mother crying in the corner, " the poet Jaroslav Kvapil wrote. However, real Czech cohesion became apparent at that time - a generation of children learn about the money boxes placed in our villages and towns intended for renovation of the theater. Already in 1883, visitors were greeted by the tones of Smetana's Libuše and the opening of the National Theater completed the Czech national revival…

Academic sculptor Zbyněk Fojtů
dedicated the reverse side of the coin not only to the iconic Neo-Renaissance building of the National Theater, but also to the statue located in its foyer. The sculpture by Josef Václav Myslbek, which represents the personification of Music, has the form of a girl who presses an old Czech musical instrument, the so-called varyto, to her heart. The obverse side presents the ceiling of the entrance hall of the theater, which is a unique gallery of patriotic lunettes by Mikoláš Alš. As it is a coin licensed by the foreign island of Niue, the obverse side still bears the necessary attributes of this issuer - the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 250 DOLLARS and the year of issue 2021.

The schedule of issuance has
only 99 pieces.


Collectors set
Nominal value
250 NZD
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Zbyněk Fojtů
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Zbyněk Fojtů
Numbered issue
999,9 / 1000
139.5 g
50 mm
Light wooden case
Czech Mint