Charles IV was crowned King of Bohemia in 1347, which means 675 years ago. This ceremony is commemorated by a gold five-ducat of the Czech Mint, which is part of the traditional Ducat series of the Czech Mint.
The coronation ceremony, the form of which was according to the vision of Charles IV himself, took place in the under-construction St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle. The King and Queen were crowned for the first time ever by a Czech ecclesiastical dignitary - the first Czech Archbishop and Charles' good friend Ernest of Pardubice. The king took the oath of office, was anointed with sacred oil and adorned with the crown jewels.
The medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS., captured on the obverse side of the five-ducat the moment when the Archbishop decorates the King with the St. Wenceslas Crown in St. Vitus Cathedral. The reverse side, which is common to all four coins of the Ducat series, then presents a charismatic portrait of Charles IV standing in front of the facade of St. Vitus Cathedral.
The schedule of issuance of the gold mintage weighing five ducats includes only 100 pieces. Its specifications are inspired by the legendary St. Wenceslas ducats.