Set of ducats st. Wenceslas with gold certificate 2023 proof

Set of ducats st. Wenceslas with gold certificate 2023 proof

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
September 2023
123 pcs

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

Product description

The set of gold ducats is being issued in the year when we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of issuing the first republican St.Wenceslas ducats. On that occasion, it received a brand new look.

The various St. Wenceslas ducats play an exceptional role in the history of Czech coinage. In 2023, the Czech Mint added a set of four gold coins, which, in addition to the 1, 3 and 5-ducat set, also includes a 10-ducat set, which is not sold separately.

The story of how the Přemyslid Prince Wenceslas was betrayed and murdered by his brother Boleslav 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. It is therefore no wonder that throughout history a number of works of art have paid tribute to him - including gold ducats minted by Czech kings and Czechoslovak finance ministers. This glorious tradition is continued by the modern gold ducats of the Czech Mint…

The author of the four-piece set is the medal maker Mgr. Petr Horák. The gold 1-ducat bears St. Wenceslas in the form of a knight. The golden 3-ducat is dominated by the national patron as a pious prince and saint. The golden 5-ducat represents Saint Wenceslas as a martyr. The golden 10-ducat presents Saint Wenceslas riding on horseback at the head of the Blanik Knights. “The numeral 0 represents the exit from Mount Blaník,“ explains the author. The reverse side, which is common to all four mints, is filled with a flaming eagle clutching St Wenceslas sword in its talons. The composition of the reverse side is supplemented with the year 2023 and the text of the famous chant: “SAINT WENCESLAS, DO NOT LET US AND OUR DESCENDANTS PERISH.“

The set of 123 pieces is stred in a luxurious wooden etui and bears a unique certificate covered with a layer of gold.


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