Slovak gold ducat to the birth of a child 2024 proof

Slovak gold ducat to the birth of a child 2024 proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
January 2024
10,750 CZK
including VAT

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

Product description

Our ancestors gave the lucky penny to newborn babies. In the families of rich noblemen and poor peasants, the baby was usually given a talisman in the form of a coin made of precious metal by the godfather or godmother. The coin was placed into the cradle, giving rise to the phrases "in the wrapper" and "in the swaddle", which are still used today in connection with baby gifts. The popularity of "wine coins" flourished in the Czech lands in the Renaissance era, and after the establishment of Czechoslovakia the state began to issue the so-called St. Wenceslas ducats which people quickly grew to love for this purpose, and the Czech Mint follows this tradition today for example by issuance of this Slovak version of a gold ducat with a baby in the children room.

Celebrating the arrival of a new life into the world takes different forms in different countries. Americans celebrate in advance - the party is held three weeks before the birth and is associated with a lot of gifts that will come in handy after the birth. In Germany, on the other hand, they believe that giving gifts or having a party before the baby is born bring bad luck. Russians, like Americans, are keen on practical things, and congratulations are not infrequently given to the baby with a complete layette. Mexicans bring cigars to families where a baby boy is born, and otherwise they give chocolate. Special sweet gifts are also popular in the Netherlands, Belgium and Iran. And what about the Czechs? They have begun to rediscover the magic of a penny made of precious metal inserted into a cradle. However, most mothers, regardless of nationality, will agree that throwing a party is the last thing they have the energy for before giving birth and after returning from the hospital. On the other hand, daddy's drinking the offspring is popular in almost any culture...

The medal maker Petr Patka, DiS., dedicated the obverse side of the gold ducat to a cute baby playing with dice. He got so tired of playing that he is now sleeping contentedly on the reverse side.

Do not miss other variants of the baby birth penny - in our offer for 2024 you will find two different precious metals, two different artistic motifs and special variants on which a dedication can be engraved.


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Petr Patka, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Petr Patka, DiS.
Numbered issue
986 / 1000
3.49 g
20 mm
Bílý papírový box
Czech Mint