Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Cerberus proof

Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Cerberus proof

Stock state
Within 14 days
Date of issue
July 2021
Mintage
1000 pcs
Price
1,690 CZK
including VAT
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Mythical Creatures

The seventh silver coin of the Czech Mint from the Mythical Creatures series represents Cerberus.

Cerberus, the giant dog
that in Greek mythology closely guarded the entrance to the underworld, came from a monstrous family. His parents were giants Typhon and Echidna, who was half woman and half serpent. Among his many siblings was the hydra, a reptilian creature with countless heads. Cerberus also had more than one head. Although various legends describe him in different ways, he is most commonly believed to have had three, symbolizing the past, present, and future. Cerberus' jagged maw emitted poisonous breath and dripped venomous salivas. The hellhound also had a dragon's tail and snakes writhing in his fur. Its incessant barking tormented everyone who heard it. Although Cerberus was immortal and invulnerable, few ancient heroes managed to defeat him - Heracles and Orpheus, for example.

The medal maker
Asamat Baltaev, DiS., placed an angry barking monster with a spiked collar on the reverse side of the coin, accompanied by the English inscription CERBERUS. It is not without interest that the mintage does not have a classic coin frame - instead, the relief is surrounded by decorative Hellenistic ornaments that permeate the entire collecting cycle.  As the coins of the Czech Mint are issued under a foreign licence from the island of Niue, they bear the name and profile of the monarch Elizabeth II on the obverse side, the nominal value of 2 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021.

Remember that the Czech Mint also offers a spectacular
collector's album where you can store your complete 12-piece collection of mythical creatures.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75775-711
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
2 NZD
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Silver
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
31.1 g
Diameter
37 mm
Packaging
Black leather case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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