Slovak thaler to the birth of a child 2024 proof

Slovak thaler to the birth of a child 2024 proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
January 2024
75.00 EUR
including VAT

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Product description

The lucky penny was given to newborns by our ancestors. In the families of rich noblemen and poor peasants, the baby was usually given a talisman in the form of a coin made of precious metal by the godfather or godmother. The coin was placed 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 popularity of "wine 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, which people quickly grew to love for this purpose, and today the Czech Mint follows this tradition for example, by issuance of this silver thaler with the motif of a baby in a room in the Slovak version.

Celebrating the arrival of a new life into the world takes different forms in different countries. Americans celebrate in advance - the party is held three weeks before the birth and is associated with a rich endowment of useful gifts that will come in handy after the birth. In Germany, on the other hand, they believe that giving gifts or having a party before the baby is born is bad luck. Russians, like Americans, are keen on practicality, and congratulations are not infrequently given to the baby with a complete outfit. Mexicans bring cigars to families where a baby boy is born, and otherwise the gift takes the form of chocolate. Special sweet gifts are also popular in the Netherlands, Belgium and Iran. And the Czechs? They have begun to rediscover the magic of a penny made of precious metal inserted into a cradle. However, most mothers, regardless of nationality, would agree that a party is the last thing they have the energy for before and after the birth. On the other hand, a daddy-drinking can not miss in almost any culture…

Medal maker Petr Patka, DiS., dedicated the obverse side of the silver thaler to a cute baby playing with dice. He got so tired of playing that he is now sleeping contentedly on the reverse side.

Do not miss the other variants of the baby birth token - in our 2024 offer you will find two different precious metals, two different artistic motifs and special variants that can be engraved with a dedication.


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Petr Patka, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Petr Patka, DiS.
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
29 g
40 mm
Bílý papírový box
Czech Mint