Every year thousands of people on Christmas Eve symbolically join with the shepherds of Bethlehem in celebration of the birth of God's son Jesus Christ. He came into the world as a harbinger of truth and love, which are the most beautiful and most precious Christmas gifts. Expression of your love and affection for family members and friends can also be a new issue in sterling silver representing the baby Jesus in the manger. This is the first medal, which presents an attractive collectible series of Bethlehem. In this framework, the Czech Mint will introduce all key figures of the Nativity scenes through graceful silver coinage. The collection, which will be created after completion of all medals, finds its place in the unique folding collectors album in the form of Bethlehem.
The author of the series is a talented artist Maria Filová. With respect and sensitivity she graced the sterling silver face with the motif of baby Jesus lying in a manger, over which dwells an angel on each side. Above his head shines the Star of Bethlehem with the crib bearing Latin inscriptions ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’ and in Czech ‘Glory to God in the highest’. The reverse is identical to all of the medals in the Bethlehem series and is decorated with the well-known fourteen-pointed silver star, which is featured in original marble plate indicating the place where the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus. The design is completed with the words ‘Star of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem’.
Silver Medal Baby Jesus in the Manger will become a wonderful surprise gift, complementing existing series and is an extraordinary artifact in your numismatic collections. Reward yourself or your loved ones with a wonderful blessing in the form of a small work of art in sterling silver!