CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Gold Medallic 2 Ducats Restrike, "1928" (1973). Kremnica Mint. NGC MS-68.
cf. Fr-7 (for original); KMX-3; Novotny-I.B (same). By: Otakar Spaniel. Obverse: Saint driving plow drawn by the Devil left, miner emerging from the ground on a ladder, holding oil lamp, tree and machine surround; all within beaded square; Reverse: Coat of arms bounded by laurel branches, arms topped by St. Wenceslas holding banner and raising hand; army on horseback behind. An extremely lovely and wholesome example, the present restrike displays nearly perfect preservation with charming luster and no evidence of handling or contact. A singular streak and a slightly soft strike likely accounts for the grade, those these flaws are rather paltry on the scale of things. When considering these factors, one must conclude that this piece is a well put together example that should drive much interest. To view all items from the Augustana Collection, click here.
From the Augustana Collection.
Estimate: $1000 - $2000