Dalmatians are one of the world’s most recognized dog breeds, known for their outgoing nature, their speed, and their distinctively beautiful spotted fur. The breed is named for its native point of origin in Dalmatia, today part of Croatia, and they’re commemorated by the Croatian National Bank and the Croatian Mint in the first edition of the “Autochthonous Croatia” series: the 2021 5 oz Colorized Croatia Silver Dalmatian Dog Coin.
- Ships in themed box packaging!
- Issued in 2021, the first colorized coin ever from the Croatian Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 500 pieces!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 Fine Silver.
- Face value of 20 kuna as legal tender of the Republic of Croatia.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the governor of the Croatian National Bank.
- Obverse features a colorized profile of a Dalmatian dog on a background of waves and partial map of Croatia.
- Reverse features a pair of Dalmatian dogs.
The Cynological Federation, based on images and records from the 16th century, recognized the Dalmatian as an autochthonous (or native) Croatian dog breed in 1994. It’s a breed with a storied history that was particularly popular with coach drivers, who prized the Dalmatian’s ability to bond and become companions for their horses, to keep pace with carriages on long rides, and to alertly guard horses and carts against bandits. In the New World, these beautiful dogs became iconically associated with firemen and remain a popular breed to this day.
The 2021 Colorized Croatia Silver Dalmatian Dog Coin is the first colorized coin ever to be struck by the Croatian Mint. Containing five ounces of pure silver and sporting a high-quality brilliant uncirculated finish, it is certain to be prized by both collectors and investors. JM Bullion fully insures each shipment in its own luxury box, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Croatian National Bank’s governor.
The coin’s obverse side features a colorized profile of a Dalmatian dog with its signature spots shaped like the islands off the Croatian coast. A partial map of the mainland and a stylized sea wave pattern form the background, along with a Croatian coat of arms and the inscriptions “Republika Hrvatska” and “20 kuna” in Cyrillic.
The reverse features relief images of a pair of Dalmatian dogs, one sitting and one standing, along with the inscriptions “2021,” “Dalmatinski Pas,” and “Canis Dalmaticus.”
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