Silver coin Dog Breeds - Siberian husky proof

Silver coin Dog Breeds - Siberian husky proof

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In stock
Date of issue
September 2023
1000 pcs
2,090 CZK
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Dog Breeds

The last silver coin of the Czech Mint from the twelve-part series Dog Breeds is dedicated to the Siberian Husky.

The life of the Chukchi people, nomadic inhabitants of Siberia, was hard and they needed a faithful companion to help them hunt, guard their property, herd reindeer, carry heavy loads and keep their children warm. Thus was born one of the oldest dog breeds. Since prehistoric times until the 19th century, the world was unaware of it, but then it was discovered by American gold miners and fur traders. They named him the Siberian Husky – according to the pejorative term for an Eskimo - and fell in love with him immediately. It was no wonder. Dogs with thick coats can withstand temperatures of -60°C, can carry nine times their body weight and have a good sense of direction. They're like sledge-pulling creatures, as they proved in 1925 when they delivered diphtheria serum to a remote Alaskan town and saved thousands of people from death...Today, the Siberian Husky successfully competes in sled dog races, but above all, he is a devoted family friend. He loves to run and loves to roam, but he does not tolerate loneliness well and needs to feel that he is part of a pack. He needs an owner who is a natural leader, otherwise he will try to take authority on the whole household…

The reverse side of the coin, which is the work of the medal maker MgA. Martin Dašek, bears two depictions of the husky. The first one, which is coloured, makes the typical feature of the breed stand out in the form of two-coloured eyes. The second, which is in relief, presents a dog sled driven by a musher. The composition is supplemented with the Czech-English inscription SIBIŘSKÝ HUSKY - SIBERIAN HUSKY. As the coins of the Czech Mint are issued with the foreign licence of the island of Niue, they bear the national emblem, the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of issue 2023 on the obverse side. These attributes are complemented by a series of footprints - human and canine.

You can save the complete collection of twelve dog coins in a collector's book that you can also find in the offer of the Czech Mint.


Collectors set
Nominal value
Author of the obverse
MgA. Martin Dašek
Author of the reverse
MgA. Martin Dašek
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
31.1 g
37 mm
Black leather case
Czech Mint