Silver coin Iris humilis subsp. arenaria proof

Price (including VAT)
1,295 CZK
50 EUR
Stock state
Sold out
Code
75274-718
Collectors set

pcs

You get 51 ibods

Cycle of the Czech Mint called Endangered nature represents selected plants and animals meeting two criteria. They occur in the Czech Republic and their population is threatened with extinction. The fourth silver colored coin issued in 2017 belongs to the iris arenaria.

It was not easy for the iris in the botanical circles.  The perennial herb, usually with two pale to deep yellow flowers, has been described as a separate species, but at the beginning of the 20th century it was considered to be a subspecies of the iris in the end. However, it was found that its biological diversity was so great that it had become a legitimate species heavily endangered species again. In Czech Republic, the iris grows only in southern Moravia, where the absolute north-western border of the area of ​​its occurrence passes. It mostly grows in areas that were grazed by sheep and goats in the past. Since mankind has abandoned all of this farming, it has become more resistant to plants and planted trees. This impoverishes the sandstone iris for nutrients, light and space to grow. Most of them are fortunately located in protected areas where they are properly taken care of.

The coin has been made by expert medal maker MgA. Martin Dašek. The reverse side is devoted to pair of yellow flowers, which are special because each of them blooms only one day. Thanks to the technology of coloring, they can be rendered in vivid colors. The composition is complemented by a glass closet and inscription consisting of the Czech and Latin name of the plant: KOSATEC SKALNÍ PÍSEČNÝ - IRIS HUMILIS SUBSP. ARENARIA. The obverse side of the coin bears an ornamental floral motif that incorporates the coin issuer's attributes of Niue Island, which means the portrait and name of Queen Elizabeth II, the year of the issue 2017, together with the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) coin.

The coins from the Endangered Nature cycle can be stored in a practical collector´s box, which can also be found in the offer of the Czech Mint.
 

Material
Silver
Weight
16 g
Fineness
999 / 1000
Diameter
34 mm
Quality
PROOF
Edge
Plain edge
Author of the obverse
MgA. Martin Dašek
Author of the reverse
MgA. Martin Dašek
Code
75274-718
Mintage
1000 pcs
Date of issue
October 2017
Packaging
Blister
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
No
Colored
Yes
Pebbles
Yes
Capsule
Yes
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
1 NZD