Silver coin Armored vehicles - M4 Sherman proof

Silver coin Armored vehicles - M4 Sherman proof

Stock state
In stock at the store
Date of issue
September 2022
Mintage
1000 pcs
Price
1,890 CZK
including VAT

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

A discount voucher cannot be applied to the product.

Armored vehicles

The third silver coin of the Czech Mint from the series Armored Technology features the American tank M4 Sherman, which served during World War II.

The American M4 Sherman tank
became the main type used by the Allied armies - it was not only the most important tank of the US Army, but also the best and most widely used type in British service. Under the Lend-Lease Act, it also served the tankers of the Soviet Union. Although this so-called medium tank possessed a balanced combination of mobility, armour protection and firepower, units armed with Shermans suffered heavy losses in the fighting in Tunisia, Normandy and the Ardennes. The Shermans' many shortcomings were compensated for by high numbers of deployed vehicles, excellent logistics and air support. Armament was gradually improved, with a special British variant designated Firefly able to successfully match the most powerful enemy tanks. Even with a powerful armament, it took the sacrifice of two Shermans to destroy one Panther or Tiger, but while German industry had been unable to compensate for the loss of equipment on the battlefields since mid-1944, American and British factories had been churning out legions of Shermans and other tanks without ceasing. 

The reverse side of the commemorative coin, which is the work of medal maker
MgA. Martin Dašek, presents two depictions of the American tank - the three-quarter view is accompanied by a side silhouette. A description of the M4 Sherman and a detail of the tank belt complete the composition. The stripes can also be found on the obverse side of the coin, which is common to the entire tank series. As the licence to issue commemorative coins of the Czech Mint is granted by the Pacific island of Niue, the obverse side still bears its necessary attributes - the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of issue 2022.

The coin comes with a
spectacular packaging in the form of a catalogue card full of period photographs, interesting facts and tactical data. Individual cards can be stored in a collector's case that you can also find in the offer of the Czech Mint.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
76120-711
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
1 NZD
Author of the obverse
Luboš Charvát
Author of the reverse
Luboš Charvát
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
No
Material
Silver
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
31.1 g
Diameter
37 mm
Packaging
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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