Silver coin Armored vehicles - PzKpfw VI Tiger proof

Silver coin Armored vehicles - PzKpfw VI Tiger proof

Stock state
In stock at the store
Date of issue
November 2022
Mintage
1000 pcs
Price
79.00 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.

Armored vehicles

The fourth silver coin of the Czech Mint from the series Armoured vehicles features the German tank PzKpfw VI Tiger, which served during the Second World War.

The heavy Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger tank
had noticeably better armour and more powerful armament than its British and American counterparts. It also became the terror of Soviet tankers, whose machines were unrivalled until then. In fact, the German armored vehicle was equipped with the dreaded 88 millimetre calibre gun, which was based on an anti-aircraft gun and which could penetrate the frontal armour of Soviet heavy tanks even at a distance of half a kilometre. The superiority of the Tigers was so obvious that an expert German crew was able to knock out dozens of enemy armor in a single clash, survive, and repeat their success. Not surprisingly, the mere mention of the Tigers' presence on the battlefield terrified the Third Reich's enemies. However, the German armored monsters were not invincible. Enormous size, structural complexity, enormous fuel consumption, low mobility, vulnerability to rear attack, and the high cost of acquisition all meant that the Tiger used to be an occasional player in combat. The last reliable units took part in the Battle of Berlin at the very end of the war in 1945, but remained a prime example of the qualities of heavy tanks.

The reverse side of the commemorative coin, which is the work of medal maker
MgA. Martin Dašek, presents two depictions of a German tank - the three-quarter view is accompanied by a side silhouette. An inscription of the PzKpfw VI Tiger and a detail of the tank belt complete the composition. The stripes can also be found on the obverse side of the coin, which is common to the entire tank series. As the licence to issue commemorative coins of the Czech Mint is provided by the Pacific island of Niue, the obverse side bears its necessary attributes - the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of issue 2022.

The coin comes with a
spectacular packaging in the form of a catalogue card full of period photographs, interesting facts and tactical and technical data. Individual cards can be stored in a collector's case that you can also find in the offer of the Czech Mint.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
76122-711
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
1 NZD
Author of the obverse
Luboš Charvát
Author of the reverse
Luboš Charvát
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
No
Material
Silver
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
31.1 g
Diameter
37 mm
Packaging
Papírová karta
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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