Rampant Lion 3 Koruny Czechoskovakia Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Used: Fine Condition)
Rampant Lion 3 Koruny Czechoskovakia Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making
Obverse: Coat of arms of the ČSSR, a Czech lion with a Slovak shield
Lettering: ČESKOSLOVENSKÁ SOCIALISTICKÁ REPUBLIKA
Translation: Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
Reverse: Five linden leaves within banner
Edge: Smooth with saltires and tildes imprinted
Lettering: x ~ x ~ x ~ x ~ x ~ x ~ x ~ x ~
Period Socialist Republic (1960-1990)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 3 Koruny (3 CSK)
Currency Koruna (1953-1992)
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1972
Number N# 3323
References KM# 57, Schön# 60
Czechoslovakia had a Communist regime from 1948, but this initially retained the smaller coat of arms of 1918 and did not adopt an emblem in the form of so-called "socialist heraldry" so popular in most other countries influenced by the Soviet Union. In 1961 however, the arms were redesigned in the form of a pavise, a form of shield seldom used in heraldry, originally intended to stand on the ground and protect foot soldiers rather than the usual knight's shield. This type of shield was associated with the Hussites in Czech history, whose rebellion was interpreted as proto-communist revolutionary movement by the state-sanctioned Marxist historiography. Above the Bohemian lion, the red star of Communism replaced the crown and the arms of Slovakia, still carried by the lion, was totally remade, removing the cross in favour of the fire of partisans and the trimount was replaced with a naturalistic silhouette of the Kriváň mountain.
Accrue coin — was using it for a wax seal needing a lion.
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I love that this coin is from Czechoslovakia, a country that no longer exists (it's now two countries). It's in wonderful condition, too. Thank you!