Silver thaler to the birth of a child 2023 with dedication "Stork" proof

Silver thaler to the birth of a child 2023 with dedication "Stork" proof

Stock state
Within 21 days
Date of issue
January 2023
83.00 EUR
including VAT

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Product description

The birth of a child is a reason for celebration for every culture in the world, and ours is no exception. Many rituals are associated with the celebration, including the presentation of gifts to the newborn. Such attention can take many forms, but the traditional gift since time immemorial has been a penny made of precious metal - such as this silver thaler from the Czech Mint, which can be engraved with a dedication. The talisman in the form of a coin was given to children in the families of noblemen, wealthy townsmen and poor peasants. The precious gift became the first investment in his or her future, which his or her parents cherished for him or her until adulthood.

The Jáchymov thaler was a silver coin that originated in the Bohemian Kingdom in 1520. Renowned for the extraordinary quality of the metal used, it spread throughout Europe and its success prompted the minting of many imitations. The Bohemian thaler became, for example, the Dutch daler, which was used for payment in the American colonies. Another mangled Czech word gave rise to the famous dollar. In the past, thalers were mainly used for commercial purposes, but they also played a representational role. Because of their beauty and, above all, their value, they became a proven gift given to babies so that they would not suffer privations in life. After World War II, the cradle penny was almost forgotten, but the Czech Mint decided to revive this tradition by minting its own silver thalers designed specifically for the occasion of the birth of a child. The beauty and value of the silver remained and an incalculable personal value was added in the form of an engraved dedication.

Medal maker Lenka Nebeská, DiS., dedicated the obverse side of the silver thaler to a sleeping baby carried by a stork and the inscription TOLAR K NAROZENÍ DÍTĚTE (THALER TO THE BIRTH OF A CHILD). The reverse side is then reserved for engraving text, which can take the form of a personal message, name, date of birth, ... - there are no limits to the imagination. The only limit is the size of the text.

Do not overlook the other variations of the birth penny - in our offer for 2023 there are two different precious metals, three different artistic motifs and variants without engraved 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