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Silver Medal Mandala Freedom - Proof

Producer:Czech Mint
Producer code:31646-718
Catalogue number:31646-718
Silver Fineness:Ag 999/1000
Weight:16 g
Diameter:34 mm
Author/Designer:Kristýna Šánová
Packaging:capsule, box, certificate
Date of Issue:09/2021
Our price:€ 41,30 inc. of VAT
Availability:on request

Product description

The sixth silver medal of the Czech Mint from the gift series for every occasion bears a mandala with the motif of freedom.

The word mandala comes from ancient Indian Sanskrit and can be translated simply as a
circle. However, its meaning is not so simple - it represents infinity, perfection, balance, unity, ... Mandalas take the form of a circular pattern with a centre from which - or to which - symmetrically arranged shapes point. In addition to the shapes that symbolize masculine energy, mandalas also contain colors that represent feminine energy. Therefore, silver medals must not miss colours. The power of each mandala is hidden in its centre, where everything begins and ends, and so a glass stone is set in the centre of the medal. Although people associate mandalas primarily with the civilizations of South Asia, variations of them can be found across time, cultures, and religious and philosophical systems - just look at the windows of European cathedrals or the dream catchers of American Indians. They are a tool for relaxation, meditation and self-discovery, but also for problem solving or wish fulfillment. Since the greatest wish for many people is freedom, it became the motif of the sixth gift mandala of the Czech Mint.

"Great is the earth, water splashes on it, great is the earth, water splashes on it. But what is the greatest, what is the greatest? That human freedom," sings the famous song. Freedom - or the ability to make choices and act according to one's will - is like air. As long as we have it, we do not perceive it at all and take it for granted. We only realise its true meaning when it starts to run out and we start to suffocate...

The obverse side of the medal, designed by the young medal maker
Kristýna Šánová, bears a glass centre surrounded by a blue ornament, which hides wings symbolizing freedom. The reverse side of the medal, which is embossed, is common to a number of mandalas of the Czech Mint.

The gift medal is an
original talisman. Other mandalas in the Czech Mint's offer bear themes of love, friendship, health, wealth and courage.

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