The Croatian National Bank in cooperation with the Croatian Monetary Institute has issued the numismatic sets of commemorative gold and silver coins in the denominations of 5, 2 and 1 kuna and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lipa with the motifs of the nine denominations of the circulation coins of the Republic of Croatia and mint year 2021, marking the Independence Day of the Republic of Croatia, 25 June 2021.
The coin design is by the sculptor Kuzma Kovačić. The commemorative coins placed in these sets were minted by the Croatian Monetary Institute.
The packaging for the gold set is a “Croatian cube”, a monumental object that radiates strength and importance, intended for display in a visible place like a sculpture. The cube, a three-dimensional version of the Croatian heraldic element of the square, is made of oak and olive, valuable trees also found on the denominations of Croatian coins. The gold denominations in capsules are housed inside a checkerboard packaging of stand-alone oak and olive pedestals that can be pulled out for an impressive presentation.
The silver set is a version of “Croatian cuboid”. It is a luxurious wooden box for fine storage and an elegant presentation. The cuboid is made of oak, and the denominations in capsules are placed inside the checkerboard packaging made of linden, light wood, which is also the name for one-hundredth of the Croatian currency.
The gold and silver sets are minted in brilliant uncirculated technique and the mintage is limited.
The mintage of the gold set is 30 pieces while the mintage of the silver set is 300 pieces.
Single denominations are not sold; only sets of nine denominations are sold as a complete product.
In due time, Croatia will have introduced the euro as the official currency, which makes this limited series of numismatic sets a rare and valuable memento of the significance of Croatia’s year-long currency – the kuna.
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