Slovak thaler to the birth of a child 2023 "Horse" proof

Slovak thaler to the birth of a child 2023 "Horse" proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
January 2023
1,790 CZK
including VAT

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Product description

The lucky penny was given to newborns by our ancestors. The baby was usually given a talisman in the form of a coin made of precious metal by the godfather or godmother in the families of rich noblemen and poor peasants. The coin was given in 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 "cradle 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. The Czech Mint follows this tradition by issuance of this slovak version of a silver thaler with the motif of a rocking horse.

Toys are as old as mankind itself. Their task is not only to please and entertain children, but also to develop their imagination, educate and prepare them for adult life. Even before their mass production was taken up by sophisticated retailers, every single toy was an original - each one made by the hands of loving parents or grandparents. It could be a doll, a house, a sword or even a rocking horse. Wooden horses with two slats first appeared in the United States of America in the 17th century. In the 19th century, they made their way to Europe, where children of all social classes fell in love with them. However, there is no doubt that the history of this toy goes back much further. Traditional toys have always been simplified copies of things from the real world, and it is hard to imagine a child in ancient times not wanting to play with a Trojan horse like this...

The medal maker Lenka Nebeská, DiS. dedicated the reverse side of the silver thaler to the rocking horse. The obverse side presents a sleeping baby held in the hands of its parents and the inscription TOLIAR K NARODENIU DIEŤAŤA.

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
999 / 1000
29 g
40 mm
Bílý papírový box
Czech Mint