Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Dragon proof

Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Dragon proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
March 2020
Mintage
1000 pcs
Price
1,690 CZK
including VAT
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Mythical Creatures

The Czech Mint introduces a dozen Mythical creatures - noble creatures that help human beings, and ruthless beasts that hurt them - in the new collector's series. The first silver coin belongs to the dragon.

Dragons are majestic creatures that rule by immense power -
they fly and spew fire. They occur in a variety of forms according to legends - for example, some have one head and others have several of them. They were depicted with a snake body, a dog's head, lion's feet, and bird wings in the early Middle Ages. Dragons began to dominate the characteristic lizard features in the 14th century, and they began to resemble bats thanks to their membranous wings. Where did this form come from? The answer can be found in times of dinosaurs when flying reptiles ruled the sky. It is possible that our ancestors discovered their fossilized bones and the human imagination did the rest. Or is it possible that dinosaurs did not become extinct 66 million years ago, as we believe? Could some Mesozoic reptiles survive and compete with legendary dragon-beaters such as St. George?

The medal maker
Asamat Baltev, DiS. depicted the dragon as a winged lizard that spewes fire. The creature is accompanied by an English inscription DRAGON on the reverse side of the coin. It is interesting that the coin does not have a classic coin frame, however, the relief is surrounded by decorative ornaments that occur in the entire collector´s cycle. Since the Czech Mint coins are issued with a foreign license of the island of Niue, they bear the name and the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 2 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of the issue 2020 on the obverse side of the coin.

You can store all twelve silver coins from the cycle Mythical Creatures into the
collector's book which is also offered by the Czech Mint.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75681-711
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
Silver paper case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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