Silver Slovak coin 10 EUR 2021 Slovak climbers - 50y since Nanga Parbat proof

Silver Slovak coin 10 EUR 2021 Slovak climbers - 50y since Nanga Parbat proof

Stock state
In stock at the store
Date of issue
July 2021
860 CZK
including VAT

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Product description

The silver coin with a nominal value of 10 EUR was minted in quality proof to the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Nanga Parbat by Slovak climbers.

Nanga Parbat with 8125 meters is the ninth highest mountain in the world and at the same time the first 8k mountain man tried to conquer
. Dozens of men have died since 1895, and the Himalayan peak was nicknamed the Mountain of Death. The success was celebrated by the German-Austrian expedition in 1953. Czechoslovak mountaineering was experiencing a boom at that time. In the High Tatras, one first ascent was conquered after another. The Alps were forbidden to us, but they were replaced by the Caucasus, which confirmed that our climbers have all the prerequisites to conquer the highest peaks in the world. They chose Nanga Parbat for the historically first Czechoslovak ascent. Although Ivan Gálfy's group failed to ascend, his efforts aroused huge public interest in 1969. Therefore, he organized the second, more successful expedition in 1971. Ivan Fiala and Michal Orolín became the first Slovaks to conquer the westernmost Himalayan eight-thousanders.

The composition of the obverse side of the euro coin, which is the work of medal maker
Mária Poldaufová, is based on the symmetry of two half-figures of members of the top team, who raise the Czechoslovak flag attached to an ice axe on Nanga Parbat. The reverse side is dominated by a dynamic figure of a climber on a rock wall, behind which rises the coveted eight-thousand-meter peak. The spectacular relief of the coin is supplemented with the inscriptions NANGA PARBAT - 8125 m - 1971 and also the Slovak national emblem.

The coin was minted by the
Mincovňa Kremnica Mint and issued by the National Bank of Slovakia.


National Bank of Slovakia
Nominal value
10 EUR
Numbered issue
900 / 1000
18 g
34 mm
Czech Mint