Czech lion 2021
World bullion coins are often dedicated to the national symbols, therefore, the "Czech Lion", which is the first mintage of its kind intended for the Czech market, is not an exception. The weight of the silver coin which is stamped in top quality proof and which is provided with a unique security hologram, is three kilograms.
In the Middle Ages, when all coins were made of precious metals, mint masters were afraid of counterfeiters who imitated their work to enrich themselves. Penalties were cruel at that time, and most of the criminals that were caught lost their lives. Although it is highly unlikely that anyone would attempt to counterfeit current coins, caution is necessary, therefore, the Czech Mint comes up with innovative solutions. CZECH SECURITY CHECK belongs to the latest preventive measures of the Czech Mint. It is an embossed hologram in the shape of a shield placed on the bottom of the reverse side of the coin. This hologram is not only a protective element, but also a decoration. It is dedicated to a depiction of a Czech lion from the workshop of medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS. You do not need any specialized equipment to see the CZECH SECURITY CHECK protection element - it is visible even to the naked eye. Then you can explore it with simple, commonly available tools - a magnifying glass and a sharp spot light, for example, with a mobile phone flash. When illuminated at a certain angle, a hidden "moving" figure appears in the shield. While the observation of a holographic security element is very easy, its production is extremely difficult, therefore, cannot be imitated easily. The hologram was processed by the highly specialized Czech company IQ Structures, which ranks among the world's leaders in the field of holographic technologies. The engraving of the hologram into the precious metal is also extremely technologically demanding so that all its special effects - kinetic or colored - were preserved. This is the task of the Czech Mint…
The reverse side of the coin is dominated by the Czech lion in an untraditionally realistic presentation with the St. Wenceslas Crown on its head. The embossed hologram builds an integral part of the reverse side. The obverse side then bears an eagle on a shield, which is a synthesis of St. Wenceslas, Moravian and Silesian predators. Since the coins of the Czech Mint are licensed by a foreign issuer, the island of Niue, their obverse sides bear its necessary attributes - the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, a nominal value of 240 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021.
The coin is stored in a luxurious wooden etui together with a booklet that will introduce the security element CZECH SECURITY CHECK and the history of counterfeiting to you. In our offer there are other variants of the bullion coin "Czech Lion" made of silver and gold. This will allow you to easily regulate how much money you invest in precious metals.