Gold 5-ducat st. Wenceslas 2023 proof

Gold 5-ducat st. Wenceslas 2023 proof

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
September 2023
100 pcs

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

Product description

The gold 5-ducat is issued in the year when we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the issue of the First Republic St.Wenceslas ducats. On that occasion, it received a brand new relief.

The new St. Wenceslas gold 5-ducat, which the Czech Mint minted in 2023, will appeal to collectors, investors and anyone looking for a truly valuable gift.

Prince Wenceslas, who reigned in the 10th century, was renowned as a peaceful ruler endowed with a number of virtues, among which chivalry, morality and piety stood out. He grew wine and grain for Holy Communion, cared for the poor, and built religious buildings, such as the Prague Rotunda of St. Vitus, the forerunner of the cathedral of the same name. The Czech lands prospered during Wenceslas rule, and after he died at the hands of his brother Boleslav, he became one of the most popular saints and patron saints of our country... No wonder that the generations that followed paid tribute to him in various ways - for example, through gold ducats, which were minted not only by Czech kings but also by Czechoslovak finance ministers. The famous first-republican St. Wenceslas ducats served as a store of value, but people liked them especially as a gift for important events - for the cradle, for graduation or even for a wedding. Modern ducat minted by the Czech Mint are used in the same way.

The obverse side of the gold five-ducat, which is the work of the medal maker Mgr. Petr Horák, presents Saint Wenceslas in the form of a martyr. The scene of his death was inspired by a pen drawing from Velislav's Bible. The text on the obverse states ZAVRAŽDĚNÍ SV. VÁCLAVA – 5-DUKÁT (THE CONVICTION OF ST. WENCESLAS – 5-DUCAT). The reverse side of the mintage is filled with a flaming eagle clutching St. Wenceslas sword in its talons. The composition of the reverse is completed by the year 2023 and the text of the famous chant: “SAINT WENCESLAS, DO NOT LET US AND OUR DESCENDANTS PERISH.“

Each five-ducat is hand-numbered on the edge and bears a unique numbered certificate covered with a layer of 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
Black leather case
Czech Mint