Silver 50 cents coin Charlemagne proof

Silver 50 cents coin Charlemagne proof

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Description

The year of 2014 was marked with the 1,200th anniversary of the death of Charles the Great, Frankian king, Duke of Bavaria and the first mediaeval Roman Emperor.

This great historic figure is linked with the origins of Europe, transformed by Christianity into a civilised space of emerging states opening to culture and education. The Europe of his time was different from Europe as we know it today, and yet today's Europe is based on the foundations he laid and turns to his throne in Aachen as to a symbol of European unity.

The silver commemorative Smart coin Charles the Great is issued in a limited edition of a mere 1,000 pieces. It is an extraordinary emission of the Czech Mint, the first of the series Coins of Three Emperors. The artistic design was prepared in the workshop of the top academic sculptor Vladimír Oppl. On the reverse side the author shows a portrait of Charles the Great inspired by his bust displayed in the Aachen cathedral where the throne of this first Roman Emperor is situated. On the obverse side there is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It is interesting to note that the British Queen is a descendant of Charles the Great of 41st generation in the line including Charles IV.

Specifications

Min. purchase 1 piece
Material: silver
Weight: 13 g
Fineness: 99,9% Ag
Diameter: 28 mm
Quality: PROOF
Edge: plain edge
Author of the obverse: ak. soch. Vladimír Oppl
Author of the reverse: ak. soch. Vladimír Oppl
Mintage: 1000
Date of issue: January 2015
Packaging: Blue leather case
Numbered issue: no
Certificate: yes
Capsule: yes
Producer: Czech mint