When a country issues a set of coins, the design will often contain imagery that is relevant to its national identity. In the Czech Republic, that image is the lion. Since the 13th century, these regal creatures have played a crucial role in Czech heraldry. Today, they are featured prominently on the fan-favorite Czech Lion coin series. Right now, 2022 1 oz Gold Niue Czech Lion Coins are available to you online from Silver.com.
- Arrives inside protective plastic flips!
- Sixth release in the Czech Lion series!
- Limited mintage of just 2,000 gold coins!
- Contains One Troy oz of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of 10 Dollars backed by the island of Niue.
- The obverse field depicts Queen Elizabeth II and a heraldic eagle.
- On the reverse side of the coin is a lion design.
The Czech Republic currently has two coats of arms. One is called the greater coat of arms, the other the lesser. The greater depicts two double-tailed lions, a Moravian eagle and a Silesian eagle on a quartered shield. The lesser design simply features the double-tailed lion. The source of the lion with two tails is unknown, though some historians believe it was added to the original single-tailed design as recognition of Ottokar I’s aid in the fight against the Saxons. This lion is a powerful symbol in the Czech Republic and is the inspiration for the Czech Lion coin series.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of 2022 1 oz Gold Czech Lion Coins. This effigy, which is a standard portrait used by coins in the Commonwealth, was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. Around the effigy is the shape of shield and extending across the remainder of the field is a heraldic eagle motif.
A magnificent lion is shown on the reverse of 2022 1 oz Czech Lion Coins. This direct-angle close-up rendering of the heraldic beast includes the Crown of Saint Wenceslas resting on its head. Three Linden leaves are shown on each side as a recognition of the national tree of the Czech Republic. Moving down the coin you will see inscriptions reading Ceska Republika, 1 oz Au 999.9.
All 2022 Niue Czech Lion Coins are delivered to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This designation allows for minor wear and tear, though overall the coin will be in outstanding condition. As a protective measure, each coin is stored inside a plastic flip.
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