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Advent of the third millennium

5 000 Sk commemorative silver, gold and platinum trimetal coin

Banknotes and coins, Advent of the third millennium
Banknotes and coins, Advent of the third millennium

The year 2001 represents an exceptional temporal milestone in the history of humanity. It is the first year of the twenty first century and the first year of the third millennium. The beginning of the new millennium is often connected with ideas about the future of humanity and a vision of progress in all areas of human knowledge. The beginning of the millennium is also an occasion for seeking an answer to the question of the meaning of the existence of human society and the person as an individual.

Whether humanity uses new knowledge and possibilities to improve the quality of life and in the interest of the common good will be influenced by its moral maturity and ability to realize its responsibility for the life of the present and future generations, as well as for the protection of other forms of life on the Earth.

  • Description of the coin

    On the obverse of the coin, space, the main motif, is represented by a contrast of the three metals in different colours – silver, gold and platinum. The Sun is depicted in the center of the gold disc, with an eye as a divine symbol for looking into the future. The astrological symbols of the planets are placed in the iris of the eye at the junction of the metals. The Earth and other planets of the solar system, indicating our place in space, are part of the design. The name of the state SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA is placed by the side of the coin, at the top of a triangle divided by the coat of arms, below which is the date 2001. On the lower margin of the coin is the face value 5000 Sk.

    On the reverse is a design of three hands, inspired by the motif of the creation of Adam in the famous frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sixtine Chapel. The depiction of three hands pointing towards each other expresses the need for cooperation and solidarity between people. This is emphasized by the letters alpha and omega placed between them. Along the sides of the coin are the inscriptions NOVÉ TISÍCROČIE (New Millennium) and the Latin inscription TERTIO MILLENNIO (Third Millennium).

  • Coin details
    Designer:Patrik Kovačovský
    Material:obverse – 3 metals: Ag, Au, Pt 999
    reverse – Ag 999
    Weight:37.63 g
    Ag – 31.10 g (1 oz)
    Au – 6.22 g (1/5 oz)
    Pt – 0.31 g (1/100 oz)
    Shape:a curved sided triangle
    Diameter:50 mm (described circle)
    (Au 24 mm, Pt 5 mm)
    Producer:Kremnica Mint (Slovak Republic)
    Engraver:Dalibor Schmidt
    Issuing volume:8,000 in proof quality