Silver Coin Animal Champions - Cheetah stand
A new cycle of the Czech Mint titled Animal Record Holders represents the animal kingdom representatives whose extraordinary abilities are beyond the conventions. The first silver coin adorned with patina was dedicated to the cheetah which is the fastest terrestrial creature in the world.
The record speed serves the cats when hunting small ungulates, such as gazels. The cheetah can run at a speed of up to 120 kilometers per hour, but only for a short distance - approximately 200 meters. If it does not reach the prey within 20 seconds, it usually gives the hunt up. However, this does not happen too often. Cheetah belongs to one of the most perfect predators among the lonely hunters, because almost 70% of its hunting trials end successfully. The elastic structure of the cheetah body is perfectly adapted to the fast running. The cheetah jumps up to 7 meters long at the maximum speed. Still, it does not rely too much on its record-breaking performance. When hunting it runs 55 kilometers per hour. It is much more important for the cheetahs to flexibly change the acceleration, which ensures them incredible agility.
The reverse side of the coin made by medal maker Petr Patka, DiS presents a cheetah face surrounded by the Latin name ACINONYX JUBATUS. Individual details are outstanding thanks to a decent patina. The medal maker David Kružliak became the author of the obverse side, which is common to all coins from the cycle. The composition of the obverse side consists of a pair of natural sceneries and attributes of the island of Niue, which provides the Czech Mint with a foreign license to issue its own commemorative coins. These are the name and the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of the issue 2019.
The coin is stored in a spectacular packaging that contains photographs and the czech-english text, which further describes the cheetah's record-breaking feature.