Since 2017, the Czech Mint has issued the coins of the Czech Lion Series with the backing of the island of Niue. The series is popular for its use of new depictions of the Czech Lion, one of the nation’s primary heraldic beasts and a fixture of its culture, symbolism, and history. Right now, 2023 2 oz Niue Czech Lion Silver Coins are available to purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual protective flip!
- 7th date in the Czech Lion Series!
- Limited mintage of only 4,500 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $5 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- Public Seal of Niue on the obverse.
- Czech Lion with the crown of St. Wenceslas on the reverse.
Each 2023 2 oz Niue Czech Lion Silver Coin offered here is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The silver coins in this series come with protective flips and a mintage of 4,500 coins, a mintage that is slightly higher than its predecessor in 2022.
The Czech Lion has been used as a symbol of the Czech lands since the Middle Ages, and it was first officially adopted as the country’s coat of arms in 1918 when Czechoslovakia was founded. The design of the lion has changed over the centuries, but the basic elements have remained the same.
In the obverse design of the 2023 Niue Czech Lion Silver Coin, the mint features the Public Seal of Niue. The issuing authority for these coins has moved away from the portrait of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, following her passing in September 2022.
For the reverse field of 2023 2 oz Czech Lion Silver Coin, the Czech Mint features a new, powerful image of the historic Czech Lion. This year’s design shows the beast’s head in front-facing relief just above the crown of St. Wenceslas.
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