Slovak gold ducat to the birth of a child 2024 with dedication proof

Slovak gold ducat to the birth of a child 2024 with dedication proof

Stock state
Within 14 days
Date of issue
January 2024
Price
438.00 EUR
including VAT

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

Product description

For every culture in the world, the birth of a child is a opportunity for celebration, and ours is no exception. Many rituals are associated with the celebration, including giving gifts to the newborn baby. Such attention can take many forms, but the traditional gift has always been a precious metal penny - for example, this Slovak version of a gold ducat 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 attention became the first investment in his or her future, which his or her parents cherished for him or her until adulthood.

The first Czech gold coins, called ducats, were minted by Charles IV in the 14th century. The gold content of the ducats was carefully controlled, making them one of the most reliable coins of their time. They inspired confidence in Europe and provided the Czech lands with prestige. The weight of each ducat was set at 3.49 grams and the purity at 986/1000. Ducats remained legal tender for several centuries. Ducat coins were also minted with great success during the First Republic. Due to their beauty and above all their value, they became a tried and true gift given to babies so that they would not suffer privations in life. The cradle penny was almost forgotten after the Second World War, however, the Czech Mint decided to revive this tradition by minting its own gold ducats designed specifically for the occasion of the birth of a child. The beauty and value of the gold remained and an incalculable personal value was added in the form of an engraved dedication.

The medal maker Petr Patka, DiS., dedicated the obverse side of the gold ducat to a cute baby playing with dice. The reverse side is then reserved for engraving text, which can take the form of a personal message, name or date of birth. There are no limits to imagination. The only limit is the size of the text.

Do not miss the other variations of the birth money - in our offer for 2024 you will find two different precious metals, two different artistic motifs and variants without engraved dedication.

Specifications

Code
31962-611
Issuer
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Petr Patka, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Petr Patka, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
No
Material
Gold
Fineness
986 / 1000
Weight
3.49 g
Diameter
20 mm
Packaging
Bílý papírový box
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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