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Coins minted from gold are not just the prerogative of collectors and numismatists. The savvy investors know, that such a mintage will enrich their portfolio, and many international banks therefore issue the investment coins intended for that purpose. The Czech Republic does not yet have its own purely investment coin, and thus the Czech Mint comes with a series of mintages called the Czech Nationhood.
If you ask the Czechs, what our heraldic animals are, they will certainly respond, that the Czech lion, the Moravian and Silesian female eagle. Few of them, however, know that the oldest Czech heraldic emblem is the so-called flaming female eagle, also said the St. Wenceslas - right-looking black predator with golden claws and beak (or armor), which is covered with red flames and set in a silver shield. The inspiration for the noble form of female eagle were probably the coats of arms of the Roman emperors which appeared before our symbol became a lion, unusual for Central Europe. First, was the fiery female eagle, a sign of Premyslides - gained by Prince Břetislav I - and since the late 12th century it became the sign of the Czech principality and later of the kingdom. That changed, however, with the decision of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, who, as a reward for bravery, promoted Vladislav II. to king and allowed the "Black Eagle, which grace the shield of the Czech princes up to this day."
The motive of the reverse side of this mintage is the St. Wenceslaus eagle on a riveted shield together with the St. Wenceslas crown on a pillow. The dominant feature is then an unusually realistically embarrassed double-tailed Czech lion guarding both artifacts. The design is the work of a leading medal maker Jaroslav Bejvl – he died at the age of 75, he did not complete his work. His work therefore was taken over by Asamat Baltaev, DiS. It is an investment coin of the Czech Mint, which is issued under the license of the island of Niue and thus its obverse side belongs to the following attributes - the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II., the year of issue of the coin 2018 and the nominal value of 50 DOLLARS (NZD).
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