Gold Ducat, Coin Type from Czech Republic - detailed information

Gold Ducat, Coin Type from Czech Republic (issued 1998 - )
Coin TypeGold Ducat

The Gold Ducat is a signature format used by the Czech Mint to issue commemorative "rounds" which are not legal tender. Its size is slightly larger than one tenth of a troy ounce. The coin follows the format of the first Czech ducat coinage, introduced at the beginning of the reign of King Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (in 1346). Because of their high fineness (23 1/2 carat) and stable weight (3.5 g) ducats soon became a basic gold nominal tender in most European countries. However, for lack of local raw material, the Czech ducat was not as widespread as for example the Hungarian ducat.

There are also multiples, e.g. two ducats, five ducats or ten ducats. The Mint also issues Silver Thalers.

Obverse
Czech Republic / Gold Ducat - obverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse
Czech Republic / Gold Ducat - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Gold Ducat - (1) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
Ducat of Charles IV - Replica 500 + KAROLVS · DEI · GRACIA
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Gold Ducat: Details
CountryCzech Republic
From1998
Material0.986 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.000 mm
Mass3.490 g