GOLDEN DUCAT CHARLES IV PERIOD 2014 Charles bridge 3.49g gold proof
It would be difficult to find in the Czech history another ruler who paid such an extraordinary attention to his country as Charles IV. To pay tribute to his merit Czech Mint prepared unique series The Period of Charles IV which highlights three monuments connected with the period of prosperity of our country – Charles Bridge, Karlštejn Castle and St. Vitus’ Cathedral. Bohemian and German King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV was born on 14 May 1316 in Prague as the oldest son of John of Luxembourg and Elizabeth of the House of Přemyslids. At birth he was named Wenceslas – a name related to the Přemyslid family. He spent his childhood and was brought up in France, where he received excellent education.
Gold ducat Charles Bridge from the series The Period of Charles IV shows the unmistakable handwriting of renowned Czech medallist M.A. Josef Oplištil. The latter depicted on the obverse side Charles Bridge in all its glory beginning with the Old Town Bridge Tower up to the two Bridge Towers in the Lesser Quarter. The reverse is dominated by the effigy of the ruler surrounded by notable buildings and structures which he initiated during his reign. The text on the reverse includes name of the series and also years of the king’s birth and death. The gold ducat is minted in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces.
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