Gold quarter-ounce coin Legend of Czech Ice hockey - Jan Suchý proof

Price (exempt from VAT)
11,450 CZK
445 EUR
Stock state
In stock
Code
75486-611

You get 458 ibods

The collector´s series of the Czech Mint "Legends of Czech Hockey" reminds a defender who could compete with few world players in the 60s and 70s. The gold coin is dedicated to Jan Suchý.

The most productive and probably the best defender in the history of our ice hockey played literally with the deployment of life. He was the first Czechoslovak hockey player to sacrifice his opponent's shots with his own body. At the same time he loved the modern concept of the role of the defender and he stepped into the offensive from the defensive activity, where he fought the counterattacks. He managed to win the title of the King of the League shooters (he is the only Czech defender to this day) and hattrick in just 47 seconds. He brought the silver from the Grenoble Olympic Games in 1968. He won silver also at the World Championships in 1965, 66, 71 and 74, and in 1969 and 70 he took bronze. The championship of 1969 was especially important for Czechoslovakia because our hockey players managed to defeat the Soviets shortly after the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops. That was the goal of Jan Suchý, who helped us with the famous sport and moral triumph.

The author of the coin is an expert medal maker and teacher Mgr. Petr Horák. Its reverse side is dedicated to faithful portrait to the defender surrounded by the inscription JAN SUCHÝ - MEMBER OF HALL OF FAME IIHF AND CZECH HOCKEY - GRENOBLE 1968. The last detail of the reverse side is the number 17. The coins of the Czech Mint are issued in the license of a foreign publisher, which is the state of Samoa, and therefore the obverse side bears the following attributes, which are the name and the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the national emblem, the nominal value of 25 DOLLARS (WST) and the year of the issue 2018.

This coin comes in a mere 200 pieces. You can save it in a special collector's etui in the form of a puck along with other hockey mintages.

Material
Gold
Weight
7.78 g
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Diameter
22 mm
Quality
PROOF
Edge
Plain edge
Author of the obverse
Ladislav Vraný
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Code
75486-611
Mintage
200 pcs
Date of issue
May 2018
Packaging
Gold paper case
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Capsule
Yes
Issuer
Samoa
Nominal value
25 WST