The silver commemorative medals Vlasta Burian are the refunds for a cancellations of the issue from the Czech National Bank and are based on the winning proposal of the competition. It is complemented by the COA with a thematic text.
After Vlasta Burian, at the time of his greatest fame, were named a candies and roses, but the Czech Mint has not forgotten his contribution to the Czech culture even after the years! On the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of the great actor, clown, imitator, singer, director and theater director in one person, they issued a silver commemorative medal in top quality proof. This should certainly not miss the numismatic collection of any film connoisseur.
Wherever Vlasta Burian appeared, he was welcomed and celebrated. His acting skills, perspicacity and charm were admired by all generations. But what was Vlasta Burian like off the stage or camera? It was known, that he had a penchant for a fast cars and uniforms. He himself was a member of the Czechoslovak Army and liked to wear the uniforms on his own skin. He enjoyed hunting too - he even had rented a mansion for this purpose. Just outside of Prague he owned a farm with a cows, which he named after his favorite opera characters (Carmen and Libuše for example) and they carried their names proudly on the labels above their heads. He was also an avid sportsman - he exercised daily - and an enthusiastic patron, supporting both professional and amateur sports clubs.
But in the audiences mind will be Vlasta Burian forever stuck as an element with an incredibly variegated expressions. The face with a raised eyebrows and wide eyes, became an unmistakable gesture of the actor, that has the medalist Jaroslav Bejvl brilliantly caught on the obverse of the new commemorative mintage of a pure silver. The artist's portrait is completed on the sides with the dates 1981 and 2016 and also with the name VLASTA BURIAN. Jaroslav Bejvl wittily decorated the reverse of the medal with a motive of a filmstrip and into the boxes placed the letters forming a text FILM ACTOR and COMEDIAN. Another tasteful feature of the reverse side is an embossed artist's signature.
A gorgeous silver tribute to the "King of Comedy" will become a cherished jewel of your collection!