Gold 3-ducat st.Wenceslas 2021 proof

Gold 3-ducat st.Wenceslas 2021 proof

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
September 2021
300 pcs

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

Product description

St. Wenceslas ducats play an extraordinary role in the history of Czech coinage. In 2021, the Czech Mint added its own gold 3-ducat to them.

The year was 1923 and the Minister of Finance Alois Rašín and his colleagues were thinking how to celebrate the 5th birthday of Czechoslovakia. They decided to revive the
historical tradition of minting Czech gold coins, which dated back to the times of the rulers Jan Lucemburský and Charles IV, and thus the first republican St. Wenceslas ducats were born. Their authors were the renowned artists Jaroslav Benda and Otakar Španiel. Alois Rašín, who was assassinated, had the eye-catching design of the coin depicting the patron saint of the Czech lands brought to the hospital, but he did not live to see it minted... The St. Wenceslas ducats were the so-called business coins that served as a store of value, but people quickly grew to love them as a gift for important events - for a cradle, for graduation or even for a wedding. It was not just the ducats that were minted, with a mandatory specification of 3.49 g of gold of 986/1000 purity - multiples of these coins were also minted in the form of two-ducats, five-ducats and ten-ducats. The new ducats minted by the Czech Mint are in a similar vein.

The obverse side of the gold three-ducat, which is the work of the medal maker
Mgr. Petr Horák, is dominated by Wenceslas in the form of a pious prince and saint patron, to whom a pair of angels pays homage. The texts on the obverse side state SV. VÁCLAV – 3-DUKÁT. The reverse side of the mintage is filled with a flaming eagle clutching the sword of St. Wenceslas in its talons. The year 2021 completes the composition of the reverse.

Each mintage is accompanied by a unique
certificate covered with a layer of pure gold.


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
986 / 1000
10.47 g
30 mm
Black leather case
Czech Mint