Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Griffin proof

Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Griffin proof

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

The Czech Mint represents griffin on the third silver coin from the collector's series Mythical Creatures. 

The earliest mention of griffins
- hybrids of eagles and lions - dates back to the third millennium BC and comes from Mesopotamia. These noble beings served symbolically as guardians of the city gates. Legend says that if the griffin settles once, no one can drive it out. Therefore it has become the embodiment of tenacity, immunity, perseverance, and determination to defend its home. Also in Christian mythology, the griffin is a guardian, however, it guards divine power instead of treasures and possessions. Its avian and mammalian features express the dual nature of Jesus Christ - divine and human - and it is also a symbol of the resurrection.

The reverse side of the coin was processeed by medal maker
Mária Filová, DiS. It presents a griffin with an eagle's head, neck, wings and claws and a lion's torso, hind legs and tail. The depiction of the creature is supplemented with an English inscription GRIFFIN. The coin does not have a classic coin frame, however, the relief is surrounded by decorative ornaments that permeate the entire collector´s cycle. As the coins of the Czech Mint are published with the foreign license of the island of Niue, their obverse side bears the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 2 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2020.

You can save the complete collection of twelve mythological coins in a spectacular
collector's album that you will also find in the offer of the Czech Mint.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75685-711
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
2 NZD
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Mária Filová, 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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