Silver medal Czechoslovak Presidents - Antonín Zápotocký proof

Silver medal Czechoslovak Presidents - Antonín Zápotocký proof

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
April 2016
Mintage
1000 pcs

Product description

The Czechoslovak presidents - a subject, that excites the historians, but through an engaging series of a commemorative medals from the Czech Mint, also a number of numismatics, who lived to see another increment in their cherished collections: a silver mintage belonging to the fifth president Antonín Zápotocký.

Antonín Zápotocký was a social democratic and then a communistic politician and a president. He was elected to the head of the republic on March 21, 1953 after the death of Klement Gottwald. During his tenure in the government, took a place a monetary reform, which deprived the citizens of a considerable amount of savings.

Athough he promoted a 'popular' approach to the workers, he participated in a political process and other repressive measures. Less known is his literary work - particularly novels, dealing with the beginning and development of the Czech labor movement. However, history remembers him amongst the personalities who have significantly contributed to the course of history of the Czechoslovak state.

To the obverse of the medal dominates a portrait of the politic, with the inscriptions MONETARY REFORM 1: 5/1: 50, ANTONÍN ZÁPOTOCKÝ and 1884-1957. The exhibition of a medalist mastery of the academic sculptor Jiří Dostál is also a layered collage on the reverse - it consists of a symbol and a map of Czechoslovakia, a five-pointed star, whoes extended arm symbolically reaches towards the east, and one-farthing, that represents Zápotocký monetary reform. The tableau complements an inscription PRESIDENT OF CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC and the years 1953-1957.

The silver medal Antonín Zápotocký, along with other presidential mintages, creates an artistically and historically valuable collection!

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
31152-721
Issuer
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Jiří Dostál
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Jiří Dostál
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
No
Material
Silver
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
31.1 g
Diameter
37 mm
Packaging
Blister
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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