Silver one-kilo bullion coin Czech Lion with moldavite 2021 stand

Silver one-kilo bullion coin Czech Lion with moldavite 2021 stand

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
May 2021
Mintage
40 pcs
Price
44,950 CZK
including VAT

Czech Lion 2021

A unique edition of the investment coin of the Czech Mint Český lev, which is struck from one kilogram of pure silver, is set with moldavites and issued in a limited edition of only 40 pieces.

The precious stones that complement the embossed relief are cut into the shape of
lime leaves. The authenticity of the used moldavites is confirmed by a certificate issued by the company Granát Turnov, which is an integral part of the coin.

Each coin is produced individually to order and the delivery time is therefore
about 2 months.

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Mysterious fragments of the Moon or tears shed by comets that hit the Earth - that's how people explained the existence of the moldavites, which are truly unique in the world.


The unique precious stones, which can only be found in the Czech Republic, came into the world 15 million years ago. Back then, a kilometre-long asteroid struck the area of present-day Germany and drilled into the depths of the earth, ejecting molten rocks. The rocks cooled in the air and then fell as glass rain on the territory of southern Bohemia and south-western Moravia.


The transparent, bright green stones, which were named by the Vltava River, were only described professionally in 1786, but they were already valued by our Stone Age ancestors. They used to break them to obtain very sharp edges for making tools or weapons. However, moldavites did not remain a mere practical raw material. Over the centuries, people began to attribute various magical properties to them. They believed that with the help of the stone, which concentrates cosmic energy, they could reveal or even cure hidden diseases. Later South Bohemian tradition associated wool with constancy in love - every groom had to give it to his bride as a proof of pure feelings. For people who get into trouble, moldavite helps to keep a cool head. They strengthen intuition, which is perhaps why the British politician Winston Churchill carried a Czech stone in his pocket.


Moldavite, of course, did not escape the attention of jewellers - it became popular during the Art Nouveau era and has ever been synonymous with Czech natural wealth. Queen Elizabeth II owned a moldavite crown and Pope John Paul II even had a whole rosary made of moldavites...


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The reverse side of the coin is dominated by a Czech lion in an unconventionally realistic presentation with the St.Wenceslas Crown on its head. The obverse side presents an eagle on the shield, which is a synthesis of the St. Wenceslas, Moravian and Silesian bird of prey. The author of the relief is traditionally the medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS. As the coins of the Czech Mint are licensed by a foreign issuer, which is the island of Niue, their obverse side bears its necessary attributes - the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 80 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021.

The luxurious
wooden box that comes with the issue will protect the coin while elegantly displaying it.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75965-710
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
80 NZD
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Silver
Pebbles
Yes
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
1000 g
Diameter
90 mm
Packaging
Light wooden case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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