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The circumference of the medal symbolizes the ten-year term of office of the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel, from 1993 to 2003. Th… Read More
The circumference of the medal symbolizes the ten-year term of office of the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel, from 1993 to 2003. The main motif of the obverse of the medal, which bears, in circumscription, the text: DISIDENT VÁCLAV HAVEL (THE DISSIDENT VÁCLAV HAVEL), is an authentic imprint of Václav Havel’s thumb in a polished central field. The lines in a person’s fingerprint, in contradistinction to a portrait, remain the same throughout his or her life, even at the moment when a dissident becomes a president. An imprint can also be perceived figuratively, as a symbol of the traces an out- standing person leaves on his or her time… The reverse of the medal with the text VÁCLAV HAVEL PREZIDENT ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY 1993–2003 (VÁCLAV HAVEL PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC 1993–2003) bears an authentic signature of Václav Havel. With regard to the authenticity of the imprint of the thumb and the signature, each medal is a unique artefact. Designer / Otakar Dušek / 2005 Metal / Ag 0,999 Diameter of medal / 45 mm Weight of medal / 70 g Quality / Proof Limited mintage / 70 pcs. Read Less
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Commemorative silver medal Václav Havel.