Gold 5-ducat st. Wenceslas

Gold 5-ducat st. Wenceslas

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
September 2020
100 pcs
39,990 CZK
including VAT

Product description

The gold five-ducat of St. Wenceslas, which the Czech Mint issued in 2020, will appeal to collectors, investors and anyone looking for a truly valuable gift.

Přemyslid prince Wenceslas
, who ruled in the 10th century, became famous as a peaceful monarch endowed with a number of virtues, including knighthood, morality and piety. He grew wine and grain for holy communion, cared for the poor and built church buildings - for example, the Prague Rotunda of St. Vitus, the predecessor of the Cathedral of St. Vitus. The Czech lands prospered under Wenceslas' rule, and after murder commited by his brother Boleslaus, he became one of the most popular saints and the patron saint of our country. It is no wonder that the generations that followed paid tribute to him in various ways - for example, through the gold ducats, which were minted not only by Czech kings, but also by Czechoslovak finance ministers. The famous First Republic St. Wenceslas ducats served as a store of value, but people liked them mainly as a gift for important events - into the cradle, graduation or wedding. The modern ducats of the Czech Mint will be used in the same way.

Medal maker
Mgr. Petr Horák placed a holy relic in the form of Prince Wenceslas' skull with a crown on the reverse side of the gold five-ducat. The surrounding scenes - a knight's helmet, a bunch of grapes, ears of grain, a rotunda and a hand feeding the infirm man - refer to the above-mentioned virtues of St. Wenceslas. The texts on the reverse side state SV. VÁCLAV - 5-DUKÁT (ST. WENCELAS – 5-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 five-ducat is
hand-numbered on the edge and provided with a unique numbered 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
17.45 g
34 mm
Burgundy leather case
Czech Mint