Gold medal SEMAFOR Jiří Suchý proof

Gold medal SEMAFOR Jiří Suchý proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
September 2021
200 pcs
41,990 CZK
including VAT

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

Product description

The third and last gold medal with motifs from the Semafor Theater was published on the occasion of 90th birthday of Jiří Suchý and commemorates him.

The whole nation knows his name, but few people know how far
Jiří Suchý influenced Czech culture. During his rich and often hectic life, he became an actor, singer, writer, poet, director, librettist, composer, lyricist, graphic artist, scenographer, costume designer, clown, theater principal - and that's not all. During sixty years, he performed a hundred plays at the Semafor Theater, composed music for five hundred songs and wrote lyrics for fourteen hundred. "Thirty or forty songs of those are good," adds Jiří Suchý with a laugh. But fans dare to disagree with the artist, who is the biggest critic of himself. His catchy tunes were etched in people's memory and his playful lyrics gracefully enriched the Czech language. He influenced several creative generations with his versatile talent and developed a number of talents brought together by typical Semafor poetics.

The obverse side of the medal, which is the work of
MgA. Martin Dašek, is dominated by a contemporary portrait of Jiří Suchý - with glasses and a necessary straw hat. The inscriptions bear the name of the artist and the names of famous Semafor songs. The polished area behind the portrait symbolizes the glow of the spotlights. The reverse side, which is common to the entire miniseries, presents the Semafor logo, a keyboard and two headgears that are linked with Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr - a straw hat and a bowler hat. The composition of the reverse side is completed by the signatures of the Suchý-Šlitr-Molavcová trio.

Each medal is
numbered by hand on the edge. For fans who plan to buy a complete three-part collection of gold medals, we have also prepared a wooden collector's box.

If you buy a gold medal, you will contribute 200 CZK to the Semafor Theater.


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
MgA. Martin Dašek
Author of the reverse
MgA. Martin Dašek
Numbered issue
999,9 / 1000
15.56 g
28 mm
Black leather case
Czech Mint