The "Czech Lion 2018", an investment coin embossed in the Czech Mint under a foreign license
"The Czech Lion" met with extraordinary response not only at home, but also abroad. It joined the famous international counterparts (Austrian Philharmonics, American Eagles, Chinese Pandas) with great success. Even the largest internet distributor of precious metals requested to offer it and satisfied clients from the Czech Republic, the United States of America, Canada, China, Korea, Germany or Hungary added it to their portfolio. For example, the complete issue of silver ounce coins for 2017, which counts ten thousand pieces, was sold out almost immediately after the release. One troy ounce (31.1034768 grams) is the world's most popular investment weight. What is more, the "Czech Lion" was embossed from a troy ounce of pure gold besides the silver ounce variant in 2018.
The patriotic reverse side of the investment coin is dominated by traditional Czech symbols, which are the two-tailed lion, the St. Wenceslas crown and the flaming St. Wenceslas eagle. The obverse side of the coin bears the linden branch, together with the attributes of the Niue Island, which provides the Czech Mint with a foreign license to coin its own coins. These are the name and portrait of the Emperor Elizabeth II, the year of the issue 2018 and the nominal value of 50 DOLLARS (NZD). The sophisticated drawing of the coin was created by the leading artist Jaroslav Bejvl. However, he died at the age of 75 even before he finished his work. Thus the medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS continued on the relief work.
Why is the Czech Lion coin exceptional?
- It is the first coin to meet the global recognized investment standards "bullion coin" minted in the Czech Republic
- The favorable price of the coin does not take into account collectible, artistic or historical value – however, it does not mean that the coin does not have it
- The price of the coin depends primarily on the spot price of gold and is exempt from VAT
- The coin is easily tradeable, among other things thanks to redemption
- Its weight is equal to tenfold the amount of the troy ounce
- Very low mintage of only 600 pcs
- Minted in reverse proof quality
- Easily recognizable motif of the coin has a strong link to the Czech Republic