Gold 3-ducat st.Wenceslas 2022 proof

Gold 3-ducat st.Wenceslas 2022 proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
September 2022
Mintage
300 pcs
Price
1,116.00 EUR
including VAT

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. The Czech Mint added a new gold 3-ducat in 2022.

The Minister of Finance Alois Rašín and his colleagues were thinking how to celebrate the 5th birthday of Czechoslovakia in 1923. They decided to revive
the historical tradition of minting Czech gold coins, which dated back to the times of the rulers John of Bohemia 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 loved 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, to whom a pair of angels pays tribute. 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 2022 completes the composition of the reverse side.

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

Specifications

Code
31775-611
Issuer
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Zlato
Fineness
986 / 1000
Weight
10.47 g
Diameter
30 mm
Packaging
Černá kožená etue
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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