Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Pegasus proof

Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Pegasus proof

Stock state
Within 14 days
Date of issue
September 2022
Mintage
500 pcs
Price
333.00 EUR
exempt from VAT

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

Mythical Creatures

Pegasus appears on the eleventh gold coin of the Czech Mint from the Mythical Creatures collector's series.

Pegasus
was a mythical creature known from the mythology of the ancient Greeks, but also Mesopotamians, Hittites, Etruscans and Phoenicians. This proud and beautiful animal, which was born from the dead body of the monstrous Medusa, took the form of a winged horse. Pegasus ran faster than any other steed and flew as fast as the wind. He lived in the mountains, where he met immortal gods and mortal heroes. He accompanied Heracles on his travels. He helped Bellerophontus fight Chimera and the Amazons, but refused to carry him to the top of Olympus. He also served the Muses, and so became a symbol of inspiration, imagination and poetic flight. Eventually, Pegasus reached the heavens, where it became a constellation. Although he was the first winged stallion, he did not remain the only one - all flying horses are called pegasi in his honour...

The medal maker
Asamat Baltaev, DiS., placed a rearing steed on the reverse side of the coin, supplemented with the English inscription PEGASUS. Moreover, the mintage does not have a classic coin frame - instead, the relief is surrounded by decorative Hellenistic ornaments that permeate the entire collecting cycle. As the coins of the Czech Mint are issued with a foreign licence from the island of Niue, they bear the portrait and name of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side, the nominal value of 5 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2022.

Remember that the Czech Mint also offers a spectacular
collector's album where you can store your complete 12-piece collection of mythical creatures.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75784-611
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
5 NZD
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
3.11 g
Diameter
16 mm
Packaging
Black leather case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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