Set of two gold coins St. Vitus treasure - Coronation cross proof

Set of two gold coins St. Vitus treasure - Coronation cross proof

Stock state
July 2022
Date of issue
July 2022
Mintage
200 pcs
Estimated price
34,990 CZK
exempt from VAT

Product description

The set of two gold coins of the Czech Mint pays tribute to the Coronation Cross, one of the most precious objects of the St. Vitus Treasure.

The St. Vitus Treasure,
which was built for the centuries by the Přemyslids, Luxemburgs, Jagiellonians and Habsburgs, is one of the largest temple treasures in Europe. It consists of a collection of historical objects whose liturgical, artistic, craft and material value is incalculable. The origins of the treasure date back to the 10th century and are directly linked to the reign of St. Wenceslas, who acquired the relic from the shoulder bone of St. Vitus. The prince deposited it at Prague Castle, where he had built the rotunda of St. Vitus, which was later replaced by the cathedral of the same name. In the 14th century, when the relics of the saints were the most valuable treasures in Europe, the expansion of the treasure was significantly contributed by Charles IV. He had not made only the magnificent St. Wenceslas Crown, which has since rested on the heads of Czech kings, but also the relic cross, which became the most prominent object of the kingdom. The golden cross contained relics associated with the life and suffering of Jesus Christ- the nail and splinters from Christ's cross, the thorns from his crown, the rope with which he was scourged, and the sponge with which he was served vinegar. The pious King of the House of Luxembourg not only initiated the creation of the magnificent work, but also personally participated in its overall conception together with the outstanding artists of his court. The Reliquary Cross was then regularly presented at the coronation ceremony of Charles' successors, which is why it came to be called the Coronation Cross…

The Coronation Cross
can be found on the reverse side of both gold coins in the set. In the relief of the first coin, it is supplemented with a crowned portrait of Charles IV in profile. The additional motif of the second coin is the symbol of St. Vitus Cathedral in the form of the St. Vitus rooster, which is placed on the crest of the cathedral as a weathervane. The obverse side is common to both coins and bears decorative ornaments. Since the licence to issue commemorative coins of the Czech Mint is granted by the Pacific island of Niue, the obverse side bears its necessary attributes - the national emblem, the nominal value of 10 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2022

The schedule of issuance includes only
200 complete sets.

Specifications

Code
76138-611
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
10 NZD
Author of the obverse
Lenka Nebeská, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Lenka Nebeská, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
15.56 g
Diameter
22 mm
Packaging
Black paper box with patterned insert
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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