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    Silver Medal 1968 The 50th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia / The occupation of Czechoslovakia August 21, 1968

    Final price

    2 640 €

    Starting price

    200 €

    The final price incl. the buyer's premium

    Nominal

    Medal

    Lot number

    331

    Category

    Coins and medals

    Subcategory

    Period after 1918

    Classification

    Medals

    Auction number

    13

    Diameter

    35 mm

    Rarity

    RR

    Origin

    Acquired from Gejza Chlapovič 2001

    Edge

    hladká

    Condition obverse

    Proof

    Condition reverse

    Proof

    Metal

    Ag

    Author

    Jiří Harcuba

    Note

    Jiří Harcuba designed this medal for 50th anniversary of the republic. He was finishing the medal in August 1968 and these circumstances had an influence on its design. On one side is a woman kneeling with a lime twig, as a symbol of the Czech state, she is being aimed at by five bayonets, which stand for five states that attacked Czechoslovakia, along with them a snake and also a date 21.8.1968. On the other side is a motto "Truth prevails" with presidential banner used from 1920 by Masaryk and later also by Dr. Beneš. The medal was probably made in Switzerland. A response to this protest medal was quick and Harcuba was imprisioned for whole four months for his courage. In tense times despite possible persecution from the State security (StB) three members of Czechoslovak philharmonics succeeded to bring three pieces into the country.

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