Gold 1-ducat st. Wenceslas proof

Gold 1-ducat st. Wenceslas proof

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
September 2020
1000 pcs

The product can also be purchased directly in the stores of the Czech Mint

Product description

Gold ducats are one of the key products of the Czech Mint. St. Wenceslas will appear on the mintages in 2020, which will delight collectors, patriots and anyone looking for an original and valuable gift.

The first Czech
gold coins, called ducats, were minted by King Charles IV. When the Jagiellonian dynasty ascended the Czech throne, the figure of St. Wenceslas - the patron saint of the Czech lands - appeared in their relief for the first time. The gold content of the ducats was carefully controlled, therefore, they belonged to the most reliable coins of their time. They inspired confidence in Europe and provided the Czech lands with prestige. The binding weight of each ducate was determined to be 3.49 g and the purity of the gold used to be 986/1000. Gradually, various multiples began to appear - from a two-ducat to a hundred-ducat - and ducats remained legal tender for several centuries. Ducat coins were also minted during the First Republic, when they became a popular gift for various important events, and the last attempt to restore their minting took place in 1951. This tradition is followed by new gold ducats of the Czech Mint, which are again dedicated to the legendary Přemyslid prince.

The obverse side of the gold ducat, which was processed by the medal maker
Mgr. Petr Horák, presents St. Wenceslas as a knight with a helmet, coat and military standard which depicts a flaming eagle. The texts on the obverse side state SV. VÁCLAV - 1-DUKÁT (ST. WENCESLAS – 1 DUCAT). The reverse side of the mintage is then completely filled with a flaming eagle, which grips the St. Wenceslas sword in its claws.

A unique
certificate covered with a layer of pure gold builds an integral part of each mintage.


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
986 / 1000
3.49 g
20 mm
Burgundy leather case
Czech Mint