While history is not cut and dried and it’s hard to tell, sometimes, where a dog breed originated, the international Cynological Federation was certain about one thing after perusing historical records in 1994: the Dalmatian dog is native, or autochthonous, to Croatia. Commemorating this fact, the 2021 Croatia Dalmatian Dog 1/16 oz Gold Coin is part of the first edition of the Autochthonous Croatia series and is now available from Provident Metals.
The 2021 Croatia Dalmatian Dog Gold Coin is part of a family of limited mintages issued as the initial offering of an historic series of coins from the Croatian National Bank and the Croatian Mint. A superb gift for special occasions and dedicated coin collectors, it showcases remarkable artwork and arrives in box packaging in keeping with the Dalmatian’s distinctive spotted fur, along with an elegant protective case and a Certificate of Authenticity. Provident Metals fully insures your shipment against even the remotest possibility of damage or loss in transit.
The noted sculptor Nikola Vurag provided the Dalmatian dog profile portrait that dominates the obverse. It represents both the breed’s signature look and Croatian geography, its spots echoing the shape of the Republic’s offshore islands. The backdrop consists of stylized sea waves and a part of Croatia’s mainland, with the inscriptions “50 Kuna” (in Cyrillic) and the official national name “Republica Hravatska.”
A sleek couple of Dalmatian dogs dominate the reverse, posed one before the other in reclining and standing postures. They’re accompanied by the inscriptions “2021,” “Dalmatinski Pas,” and “Canis Dalmaticus,” the name that was attached to them in their first written records in the 14th century.
The Dalmatian dog has long been a famous companion animal and a working and hunting breed, also famous as “pointers” for their alert nature and adeptness at singling out prey or malefactors. They have been popular on multiple continents as guard dogs and companion animals, and remain one of the most popular and growing breeds in the world today. Their roots in Croatia are not as well known as they should be, which is precisely the importance of the Autochthonous Croatia series of commemorative coins.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Designer (Obverse)||Nikola Vudrag|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||15 mm|
|Metal Content||.0625 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Product Series||Croatia Dalmatian|