Charles IV was crowned King of Bohemia in 1347 and this event, which took place 675 years ago, is commemorated by the traditional Ducat series of the Czech Mint. On the gold ten-ducat you will find the Czech crown jewels.
The king, dressed in an ermine cloak, received a sword, a scepter and an imperial apple from the archbishop. The St. Wenceslas crown rested on his head. Although this breathtaking jewel was made by Charles IV on the occasion of his coronation, it was not his personal property. The King dedicated the crown to Saint Wenceslas and to all the people, so that it would embody the unity of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown forever.
The medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS., dedicated the obverse side of the ten-ducat to the three crown jewels. The St. Wenceslas crown, which rests on a cushion, is supplemented withc royal apple and scepter. The reverse side, which is common to all four coins of the Ducat series, presents a charismatic portrait of Charles IV standing in front of the facade of St. Vitus Cathedral.
The gold mintage, which weighs ten times the weight of one ducat, is issued in an edition of only 100 pieces. Its specifications are inspired by the first Republican St. Wenceslas ducats.