Platinum one-ounce coin Cubism in czech architecture - Ďáblice cemetery proof

Platinum one-ounce coin Cubism in czech architecture - Ďáblice cemetery proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
February 2022
100 pcs
48,990 CZK
including VAT

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Cubism in czech architecture

The second platinum coin of the Czech Mint from the four-part series called Cubism in Czech architecture commemorates Ďáblický cemetery.

The Ďáblický Cemetery
, built between 1912 and 1914 according to a design by architect Vlastislav Hofman to relieve other Prague cemeteries, is the only Cubist cemetery in the whole world. Only selected elements of the original generous concept have been realised - notably the enclosure walls, the three-part entrance gate and the two symmetrical polygonal pavilions with polygonal windows, truncated pylons and impressive stepped roofs topped with lanterns. The design for a large death chamber, which would have evoked a Gothic chapel, unfortunately remained only on paper.

The reverse side of the coin, which is the work of the medal maker
MgA. Josef Oplištil, is dominated by an entrance gate with two pavilions, behind which a cemetery with a wall extends. The inscriptions VLASTISLAV HOFMAN - ĎÁBLICKÝ HŘBITOV are incorporated into the polished surface, which evokes a cross. All this is framed by cubist ornaments. Cubist elements are also presented on the obverse side of the coin, which is common to the entire series. As the coins of the Czech Mint are issued with the licence of a foreign issuer, which is the island of Niue, the obverse side bears its necessary attributes - the nominal value of 50 DOLLARS (NZD), the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the year of issue 2021.

Three more Prague cubist landmarks -
the House of the Black Mother of God, Kovařovic's Villa and the Cubist Lamp - will appear on the Czech Mint's platinum coins, which include a special certificate of authenticity.


Nominal value
50 NZD
Author of the obverse
MgA. Josef Oplištil/ MgA. Petra Čánská
Author of the reverse
MgA. Josef Oplištil/ MgA. Petra Čánská
Numbered issue
999.0 / 1000
31.1 g
37 mm
Black leather case
Czech Mint