Set of ducats st. Wenceslas with gold certificate 2022 proof

Set of ducats st. Wenceslas with gold certificate 2022 proof

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
September 2022
70 pcs

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

Product description

The various ducats of St. Wenceslas play an exceptional role in the history of Czech coinage. In 2022, the Czech Mint has added a new set of four gold coins, which, in addition to 1, 3 and 5-ducat, also includes a 10-ducat, which is not available separately.

The story of how
the Přemyslid Prince Wenceslas was betrayed and murdered by his brother Boleslaus has become an integral part of our national identity and has been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. The tragic death gave rise to a number of legends that have made Wenceslas one of the most popular saints, the patron saint of the Czech lands and the only Czech saint whose feast day is part of the worldwide calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. Therefore, it is no wonder that a number of works of art have paid tribute to him - including gold ducats minted by Czech kings and Czechoslovak finance ministers. The Czech Mint carries on this glorious tradition by minting the modern gold ducats...

The author of the four-piece set is the medal maker
Mgr. Petr Horák. The gold 1-ducat bears the image of St. Wenceslas in the form of a knight with a weather vane with a depiction of a flaming eagle. The golden 3-ducat is dominated by the national patron as a pious prince and saint, accompanied by a pair of angels. The gold 5-ducat represents Saint Wenceslas as a martyr, while the surrounding motifs - a knight's helmet, a bunch of wine, ears of grain, a rotunda and a hand feeding an infirm man - refer to Wenceslas' virtues, which included chivalry, piety, morality and compassion. The gold 10-ducat presents Saint Wenceslas riding a horse - a scene resembling the famous statue from Wenceslas Square. The reverse side, which is common to all four mintages, is filled by a flaming eagle clutching the sword of St Wenceslas in its talons. The year 2022 completes the composition of the reverse side.

The set, which has a mintage of only
70 pieces, is stored in a luxurious wooden etui and bears a unique certificate covered with a layer of pure gold.


Collectors set
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
986 / 1000
66.32 g
0 mm
Dark wooden case
Czech Mint