MYTHICAL CREATURES – DRAGON 2020 Niue 1oz proof silver coin

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Mythical Creatures – Dragon 2020 Niue 1oz proof silver coin

The modern numismatic world has brought forth some superb coins for collectors to hunt down, but outside of a few bullion coins, most have sat and the higher end of the market. The Czech Mint has debuted a new series that is eminently more affordable and will be made up of twelve issues to be released from now until 2022 at the rate of four per year.

The Czech Mint introduces the Dragon on the first silver coin from the collection entitled Mythical Creatures. Dragons are majestic creatures that rule by immense power – they fly and spew fire. They occur in a variety of forms according to legends – for example, some have one head and others have several.  They were depicted with a snake’s body, a dog’s head, lion’s feet, and bird’s wings in the early Middle Ages. Dragons began to dominate the characteristic lizard features in the 14th century, and they began to resemble bats thanks to their membranous wings. Where did this form come from? The answer can be found in times of dinosaurs when flying reptiles ruled the sky. It is possible that our ancestors discovered their fossilized bones and the human imagination did the rest. Or is it possible that dinosaurs did not become extinct 66 million years ago, as we believe? Could some Mesozoic reptiles survive and compete with legendary dragon-beaters such as St. George?

Reverse

The medal maker Asamat Baltev, DiS. depicted the dragon as a winged lizard that spewes fire. The creature is accompanied by an English inscription DRAGON on the reverse side of the coin. It is interesting that the coin does not have a classic coin frame, however, the relief is surrounded by decorative ornaments that occur in the entire collector´s cycle

Obverse

Issued under the island of Niue, the obverse side bears the profile and the name of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 2 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of the issue 2020

Packaging

Presented in a small coin box with an enclosed certificate of authenticity. A collector’s book is offered where you can store all twelve silver coins from the collection Mythical Creatures

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 31.1 grams (1oz) of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 37.0 mm
FINISH Proof
MINTAGE 1,000

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