Silver coin Ferdy the Ant - Ferdy and Beruška proof

Silver coin Ferdy the Ant - Ferdy and Beruška proof

Stock state
Within 14 days
Date of issue
April 2019
Mintage
600 pcs
Price
1,190 CZK
including VAT

Ferdy the Ant

The Czech Mint issues the third silver coin from miniseries on the occasion of the 85th birthday of Ferdy the Ant and introduces the birthday creature together with the Ladybird.

Ondřej Sekora's books are popular, among other things, because children are entertainingly discovering the natural insect relations. However, in many cases, they mirror the writer´s imagination. An example would be the favour of Ferdy the Ant with Miss Ladybird. Such a relationship would not stand in fact. Ants and ladybirds are predators. Their interests are different and they could be likened to drovers and thieves of cattle. Ants are renowned for keeping aphids - protecting them from danger and getting sweet honey for them. For ladybirds, however, the aphids are the delicacy - one beetle larvae consumes six hundred of them during its development ... Ondřej Sekora also altered Ferdy's identity. An ant community is like a bee one. It consists of a mother-queen and her daughter-workers. Males hatch only once a year, they do not stay in the anthill, however, they leave to mate and later die. Every common non-winged ant in the nest – which means Ferdy - is a female.

The reverse side depicts Ferdy and Ladybird as they dance together in the grass. The two-dimensional figures have been transformed into a plastic form by the expert medal maker Irena Hradecká DiS. The obverse side bears the attributes of the island of Niue, which provides the Czech Mint with a foreign license to coin its own commemorative coins. The attributes are the name and the profile of Queen Elizabeth II, the year of the issue 2019 and the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD).

Remember that you can store a coin with Ferdy and Ladybird in a collector´s album that was a part of the first Ferdy´s coin.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75469-711
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
1 NZD
Author of the obverse
Irena Hradecká, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Irena Hradecká, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Silver
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
10 g
Diameter
30 mm
Packaging
Silver paper case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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