Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Sphinx proof

Silver coin Mythical Creatures - Sphinx proof

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
April 2022
1000 pcs

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Mythical Creatures

The Sphinx appears on the tenth silver coin of the Czech Mint from the Mythical Creatures collector's series.

The one who is
mysterious, silent and patient is said to be like the Sphinx. No wonder. For Egypt's most famous statue, with the face of a man and the body of a lion, stubbornly refuses to give up its secrets. It's four and a half thousand years old, and what it was used for and who it represents is still disputed. While Egyptian Sphinxes probably protected temples, burial grounds and royal palaces from desecration, in Greek mythology the Sphinx was a cruel and tame creature. Her parents were the stocky giant Typhon and Echidna, who was half woman and half serpent. The Sphinx had the head and chest of a naked woman, the body of a lion, the tail of a snake and the wings of an eagle., She gave riddles to travelers by order of the goddess Hera. Anyone who did not guess, she would tear apart, but her own destiny was to die when someone solved her riddle...

The medal maker
Mária Filová, DiS., placed the sitting Sphinx in her Greek form on the reverse side of the coin and supplemented it with the English inscription SPHINX. It is not without interest that 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, their obverse sides bear the name and profile of the monarch Elizabeth II, 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 twelve-piece collection of mythical creatures.


Collectors set
Nominal value
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Mária Filová, DiS.
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
31.1 g
37 mm
Black leather case
Czech Mint