Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Scarabeus proof

Gold coin Mythical Creatures - Scarabeus proof

Stock state
October 2022
Date of issue
October 2022
Mintage
500 pcs
Estimated price
320.00 EUR
exempt from VAT

Mythical Creatures

The scarabeus appears on the last gold coin of the Czech Mint from the twelve-part collector's series Mythical Creatures.

A sacred Egyptian beetle called the scarabeus
is known for rolling a ball in front of itself in which its offspring develop. Its relentless activity is reminiscent of the sun's pilgrimage across the sky, and so it has become a symbol of the god Re and the solar cycle. For the ancient Egyptians, it was the personification of rebirth, believing that all scarabs were female and that all they needed to create new life was decaying droppings... The various representations of the scarab are among the most common archaeological finds, demonstrating its importance in ancient society. Necklaces or rings with motifs of the beetle brought wealth, luck and protection from evil to their wearers. Scarab statuettes accompanied mummies to the afterlife...

The medal maker
Mária Filová, DiS., placed a scarab with outstretched wings on the reverse side of the coin, supplemented with the English inscription SCARAB. The mintage does not have a classic coin frame - instead, the relief is surrounded by decorative Hellenistic ornaments that permeate the entire collecting cycle.  Since the coins of the Czech Mint are issued with a foreign licence from the island of Niue, they bear the name and profile of the monarch 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
75786-611
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
5 NZD
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Mária Filová, 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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