Silver 3 kilos coin Charles IV - Husband and Father stand

Silver 3 kilos coin Charles IV - Husband and Father stand

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
April 2022
Mintage
50 pcs
Price
4,424.80 EUR
including VAT

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

Product description

The Czech Mint dedicated the majestic silver coin that weighs three kilograms to Charles IV. The Father of the Fatherland is represented as a husband and father in its relief.

Charles IV
was married a total of four times. These were classic medieval dynastic marriages, and diplomacy always played a key role in the selection of the bride. The first wife of the Father of the Fatherland was named Blanche of Valois. The young man had a true romantic love for her and they had two daughters together. But when the Queen died, Charles was forced to marry a second time. Anne of Bavaria bore him a longed-for son, but the boy did not live to be two, and his mother died soon too. Less than four months after Anna's death, Charles married again. His bride, Anne of Swidnica, was only fourteen years old and had originally been promised to his deceased son. The third wife secured the Father of the Fatherland's influence over Silesia, gave birth to another daughter and finally to the male heir - the future King Wenceslas IV. The birth of his son was a personal event, but the news of his birth was followed closely by the whole of Europe. The father's wish to christen the boy Wenceslas had its reasons - he himself had been christened with this name, he was a great admirer of the legacy of St. Wenceslas, and last but not least he wanted to emphasize that the Luxembourg family continued the Czech dynastic tradition. After the death of Anna of Swidnica, Charles IV married again. He fathered with Elizabeth of Pomerania another son whose name has gone down in history - Sigismund of Luxembourg.

The reverse side of the coin, which is the work of the leading medal maker
Mgr. Petr Horák, presents the figures of Charles IV and Wenceslas IV. The father and son sit side by side on the throne, holding the badges of royal power. The composition of the obverse side of the coin consists of the coats of arms of the countries of the Fatherland and the attributes of the island of Niue, which provides the Czech Mint with a licence to issue its own coins. These essential elements include the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, a nominal value of 240 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2021.

The schedule of issuance has
only 50 pieces of three-kilo silver coins. The deluxe packaging includes a numbered certificate of authenticity from the Government Printing Office.


Technical Unique

We mint high weight coins using a special hydraulic press that was designed specifically for this purpose. This is the only machine of its kind in the world - no other press has such a configuration and technical parameters. Due to its size and considerable weight, we had to build a special workplace for it at the Czech Mint.

The principle of production of high-mass coins does not differ in principle from the procedure used in the minting of their smaller siblings. But everything is of course bigger, heavier and more demanding. While a normal punch weighs around one-half kilogram, the weight of punches intended for the production of record coins is calculated in the tens of kilograms. These tools take days to machine. The forces involved in minting giant coins are astronomical - we can reveal that the press exerts the same pressure as if you stacked a couple of thousand cars on top of each other.

Specifications

Code
76027-750
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
240 NZD
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Silver
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
3000 g
Diameter
120 mm
Packaging
Dřevěná světlá etue
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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