Gold 3-ducat st.Wenceslas

Gold 3-ducat st.Wenceslas

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
September 2020
300 pcs

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

Product description

Ducats of St. Wenceslas play an extraordinary role in the history of Czech minting. The Czech Mint issued its own gold three-ducat in 2020

It was in 1923, when the Minister of Finance Alois Rašín and his colleagues were thinking about how to celebrate the 5th birthday of Czechoslovakia. They decided to revive the historical tradition of minting of Czech gold coins, which dates back to the era of rulers John of Bohemia and Charles IV, and thus the First Republic's St. Wenceslas ducats came into existence. They were created by acclaimed artists Jaroslav Benda and Otakar Španiel. Alois Rašín, who was assassinated, had brought an attractive coin design depicting the patron saint of the Czech lands to the hospital, but he did not live to see the minting… The St. Wenceslas ducats were the so-called trade coins that served as a store of value, but they served mainly as a gift for important events - into the cradle, graduation or wedding. Their binding specification was 3.49 g of gold with a purity of 986/1000 - their multiples in the form of two-ducats, five-ducats and ten-ducats were also minted. They have many in common with new ducats of the Czech Mint.

The obverse side of the gold three-ducat, which was processed by the medal maker
Mgr. Petr Horák, is dominated by Wenceslas in the form of a pious prince and saint, whom a pair of angels pays tribute to. The texts on the obverse side state SV. VÁCLAV - 3-DUKÁT (ST. WENCESLAS – 3-DUCAT). The reverse side of the mintage is then completely filled with a flaming eagle, which grips the St. Wenceslas sword in its claws.

Each mintage is accompanied by a unique
certificate covered with a layer of pure gold.


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