Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Scarabeus proof

Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Scarabeus proof

Stock state
October 2022
Date of issue
October 2022
Mintage
1000 pcs
Estimated price
76.00 EUR
including VAT
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Mythical Creatures

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

The
scarabeus beetle, which was one of the most revered creatures among the ancient Egyptians, is known in Czech as sacred scarab. Because scarabs roll a ball of dung in front of them in which their offspring develop, the ancient people believed that all these beetles were actually females born from their own decay. This eternally repeating cycle reminded the Egyptians of the cycle of death and resurrection and the endless journey of the sun's disc across the sky... Scarabs brought good luck and ubiquitous in Egyptian society. The living wore necklaces with a scarab motif on their necks, while the dead wore amulets placed directly on their hearts - among other things because the shape of the beetle resembles a vital organ.

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 2 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
75785-711
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
2 NZD
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Mária Filová, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Silver
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
31.1 g
Diameter
37 mm
Packaging
Black leather case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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