Embark on a poignant journey through history with the "Lion Monument Lion of Lucerne" 1 Oz Silver Coin, a solemn and commemorative tribute to the legendary Swiss Guards. This remarkable coin encapsulates the unwavering loyalty and valor of the Swiss Guards, symbolized by the central figure of the wounded Lion of Lucerne. Despite the excruciating pain it endures, the Lion remains steadfast and resolute, representing resilience against the invading forces. Struck in exquisite Proof quality, this coin offers collectors the opportunity to own a significant piece of numismatic art. With a limited mintage of just 499 pieces worldwide, this coin is a rare and cherished addition to any collection.
The reverse of this coin captures the essence of the iconic Lion of Lucerne sculpture, a renowned masterpiece carved into a natural rock face in Lucerne, Switzerland. The sculpture poignantly portrays a lion, injured by the piercing spear of invaders, yet determined to stand firm. The coin's design showcases a variety of finishes, accentuating different elements within the design. The lion itself is rendered in a polished finish, brilliantly set apart from the other areas of the coin. The lion's paw rests on a shield adorned with the emblem of the French monarchy. The inscriptions "HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI," which translates to "to the faith and virtues of the Swiss," and "LÖWENDENKMAL LUZERN," the name of the coin, adorn the reverse side.
On the obverse of the coin, you'll find the effigy of King Charles III, paying homage to a monarch who played a significant role in this period of history. Additional inscriptions include "5 DOLLARS" for the coin's face value, "CHARLES III" as the name of the king, "2024" signifying the year of issue, and "COOK ISLANDS," the issuing country.
This compelling "Lion Monument Lion of Lucerne" coin is not just a numismatic masterpiece but also a reverent tribute to the undying spirit of the Swiss Guards. Housed in a protective case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, this coin is a limited edition collector's treasure. Don't miss the chance to own a piece of history and commemorate the bravery and unwavering loyalty of the Swiss Guards. Add this exceptional coin to your collection today and embrace the rich heritage it symbolizes.