Gold investment coin Princ Svatopluk SK stand

Gold investment coin Princ Svatopluk SK stand

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
April 2021
50 pcs

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

Product description

Prince Svatopluk was the greatest ruler of Great Moravia, and therefore he pays tribute to the large gold coin of the Czech Mint. The weight of the mintage, which was issued for Slovak collectors and investors, is inspired by the historical hundred-ducat.

Svatopluk I was worshiped by people from the areas of today's Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia, Lusatian Serbia, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary
. He was able to do anything to gain control of this vast territory. Firstly, he was the co-ruler of his uncle Rostislav and ruled in Nitra, but that was not enough for an ambitious man. Therefore, he broke away from Great Moravia in 870 and banded together with its enemies - the East Frankish Empire. Rostislav wanted to punish him, but Svatopluk captured him by trickery and handed him over to the Franks, who blinded the prince and threw him into prison, where he died. Svatopluk then succeeded him on the Great Moravian throne and promised the Franks obedience, but the Frankish king, who did not want to share power, betrayed and imprisoned him. At that time, an uprising broke out in Moravia, and the Franks put Svatopluk at the head of the army that was supposed to suppress him, because he knew the country and its fortifications. However, as Svatopluk returned home, he sided with the Moravians and crushed the Frankish army. He ruled the Great Moravian Empire for the next 23 years - he repaired relations with the Franks, won the favor of the pope and subjugated the surrounding nations. Unfortunately, Svatopluk's sons, who seized power after their father's death in 894, did not proceed with their father's successes. Great Moravia was refuted in 907…

The reverse side of the coin, which was processed by the Slovak medal maker
Mgr. Art. Peter Valach, presents Prince Svatopluk on a noble steed. He holds a shield with a two-armed cross - a symbol of Byzantium, then Nitra, Great Moravia and finally Slovakia. The composition of the reverse is completed by a depiction of a lead pendant with the crucified Christ that was discovered in the Slovak village of Dojč and which is a proof of the Christian faith of the ancient Slavs. The final piece of the puzzle is a flying falcon referring to an old legend, according to which, Rostislav, who learned of Svatopluk's betrayal, wanted to poison his nephew at a banquet. However, Svatopluk disappeared under the pretext that he would demonstrate a trained predator. Rostislav, who chased him, then fell into his trap… The legend of the falcon is also commemorated by the obverse side of the coin, which is dominated by a motif taken from a historical plaque with a sculpture of a falconer. It was found in the Old Town near Uherské Hradiště and dates back to the time of Svatopluk's reign. As the coins of the Czech Mint are licensed by a foreign issuer, the island of Niue, the obverse side still bears its necessary attributes - a nominal value of 500 DOLLARS (NZD), the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. and year of issue 2021.

The limited schedule of issuance includes only
50 pieces.


Collectors set
Nominal value
500 NZD
Author of the obverse
Mgr. art. Peter Valach
Author of the reverse
Mgr. art. Peter Valach
Numbered issue
999,9 / 1000
348.5 g
65 mm
Dark wooden case
Czech Mint