Gold ducat to the birth of a child 2023 with dedication "Horse" proof

Gold ducat to the birth of a child 2023 with dedication "Horse" proof

Stock state
Within 14 days
Date of issue
January 2023
10,950 CZK
including VAT

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

Product description

For every culture in the world, the birth of a child is a reason for celebration, and ours is no exception. There are many rituals associated with the celebration, including the giving of gifts to the newborn. Such a gift can take many forms, but a penny made of precious metal - such as this gold ducat from the Czech Mint, which can be engraved with a dedication has been the traditional gift since time immemorial. The talisman in the form of a coin was given to children in the families of noblemen, wealthy townsmen and poor peasants. The precious gift became the first investment in his or her future, which his or her parents cherished for him or her until adulthood.

The first Czech gold coins, called ducats, were minted by Charles IV in the 14th century. The gold content of the ducats was carefully controlled and they belonged to the most reliable coins of their time. They inspired confidence in Europe and gave prestige to the Czech lands. The weight of each ducat was set at 3.49 grams and the purity at 986/1000. Ducats remained legal tender for several centuries. Ducat coins were also minted with great success during the First Republic. Because of their beauty and, above all, their value, they became a proven gift given to babies so that they would not suffer privations in life. After World War II, the cradle penny was almost forgotten, but the Czech Mint decided to revive this tradition by minting its own gold ducats designed specifically for the occasion of the birth of a child. The beauty and value of gold remained and an incalculable personal value was added in the form of an engraved dedication.

Medal maker Lenka Nebeská, DiS., dedicated the obverse side of the gold ducat to a sleeping baby held in the palms of his parents and the inscription DUKÁT K NAROZENÍ DÍTĚTE. The reverse side is then reserved for engraving text that can take the form of a personal message, name, date of birth, ... - there are no limits to the imagination. The only limit is the size of the text.

Do not overlook the other variants of the baby birth penny - our 2023 offer includes two different precious metals, three different artistic motifs and special variants that can be engraved with a dedication. You can learn more about baby gifts on our thematic website:


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Lenka Nebeská, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Lenka Nebeská, DiS.
Numbered issue
986 / 1000
3.49 g
20 mm
bílý papírový box
Czech Mint