The gift investment coin was stored in a special numbered packaging on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak currency.
The “Czech Lion“ coins of the Czech Mint are the first purely investment coins minted in the Czech Republic. They are issued with a foreign license in a range of weights that can not miss one troy ounce of pure silver.
The troy ounce was named not according to the mythical city of Troy, known from the ancient Greek legends, but according to the French city of Troyes[trua]. The seat on the Seine River has always been the center of trade. Gold and silver units corresponding to the Troy ounce have been exchanged here since the Middle Ages. However, this standardized weight spread all over the world. There were, for example, the English merchants in Troyes in the 9th century AD. One troy ounce, which can be converted to 31.1034768 grams, is still a globally valid unit in international precious metals trading.
The investment coin was made by the world-renowned designer Jaroslav Bejvl. He used the symbols of Czech statehood: the two-tailed lion, the flaming eagle on the shield and the St. Wenceslas crown as the main motif of the reverse side. However, he did not manage to transfer his design into the relief form. He died at the age of 75, so the young medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS. continues processing his masterpiece. On the obverse side there is a linden branch together with the attributes of the island of Niue, which provides the Czech Mint with the foreign license to mint its own coins. The attributes are the portrait and the name of Queen Elizabeth II, the year of the issue 2019 and the nominal value of 2 DOLLARS (NZD).
The silver coin is stored in a numbered packaging and represents an original and valuable gift, but also a collector's item.