Medal: Czechoslovakia Vaclav Havel 1989 to 1993
This is a privately produced silver medal celebrating the popular Czech writer, philosopher, dissident, and statesman, Václav Havel. Havel served as a democratically elected president of Czechoslovakia, then as the first president of the Czech Republic after the Czech-Slovak split. Within Czech literature, he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs.
We can bring only loose estimates of value for this piece:
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $45
full uncirculated: $60
Normally coin pricing is based on free market supply and demand, with collector auctions providing the actual pricing data. With modern medals like these, secondary factors define price: slick packaging, marketing hype, artificially low mintages, and the popularity of the person depicted. There is essentially no auction data to go on. We have seen two actions online, but neither sold the medal at a minimum bid of $80. The values above represent CoinQuest's best guess.
, Genre: Medals
Requested by: berndog.monahan, Sat, 11-Apr-2015 22:58:06 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 12-Apr-2015 12:57:54 GMT
Requester description: 1993 One side has the bas relief of Vaclav and the other side has the castle. I have the coin in the blue box I purchased it in from the Presidents museum / castle. I walked outside and while in the garden saw Vaclav Havel. I showed the president guards my coin and they allowed me to talk with him. He signed my authentication card with a little 'heart'. The card says that only 300 were struck
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