Collector's black paper box for gold coin Operation Anthropoid

Collector's black paper box for gold coin Operation Anthropoid

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
February 2022
Mintage
200 pcs
Price
18.00 EUR
including VAT

The product can also be purchased directly in the stores of the Czech Mint

A discount voucher cannot be applied to the product.

Operation Anthropoid

None of the Nazi leaders died at the hands of the enemy during World War II. Except one. That was Reinhard Heydrich - the third man of the Third Reich, architect of the Holocaust and ruler of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. It will be 80 years in 2022 since the Czechoslovaks carried out Operation Anthropoid and ended his life.

A four-part miniseries of commemorative coins commemorates various aspects of this anniversary:

  • On September 28, 1941, Reinhard Heydrich began his career as acting Reich Protector by declaring martial law, executing hundreds of Czech patriots and throwing thousands more into concentration camps. The "executioner of the Czech nation" soon boasted that he had eliminated all resistance in the Protectorate, but he was soon to be convinced otherwise. In fact, the leaders of the foreign resistance, headed by the exiled President Edvard Beneš, prepared a plan to put an end to his cruel rule.
  • The difficult task of stopping the tyrant's rampage fell to Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubiš, paratroopers operating in British exile. The Slovak and the Czech, great friends, were dropped into the occupied homeland as part of Operation Anthropoid.
  • After months of preparation, the paratroopers seized the opportunity and successfully attacked Heydrich as he drove through Prague in his limousine on 27 May 1942. They managed to escape from the scene and, along with other paratroopers, took refuge in the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, where they were hit by treachery from within their own ranks. After fighting against incredible odds, they chose death rather than fall into the hands of the enemy.
  • But the Nazi atrocities were not over even then - another wave of repression and senseless murder followed. The extermination of the innocent villages of Lidice and Ležáky became a particularly heinous crime, and the world's response was not long in coming. The universal condemnation of Nazi crimes against the Czech people eventually led to the invalidation of the shameful Munich Agreement.


You can store your collection of four coins in this
collector's case.

Note: The collector's case does not include a certificate of authenticity - this is supplied separately for each coin.

Specifications

Code
E-138V4-2760-10-SE
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Fineness
0 / 1000
Weight
176 g
Packaging
Czech Mint
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