On 20 October 2023, an extremely rare 2 Ducat 1937 from the collection of a high-ranking employee of the Czechoslovak Ministry of Finance, Karel Hackenschmied, will be auctioned in Prague. Numismatic experts and historians have described its possession as one of the greatest desires of collectors, while at the same time one of the most difficult to fulfil. The coin with a documented provenance will be auctioned as lot number 428 and has a starting price of 650,000 euros, excluding the auction premium. This price itself is a record for any Czechoslovak coin.
The coin has recently featured in a news report on the Markíza TV channel, which you can watch HERE (a news report is in Slovak). It was filmed at the Kremnica Mint, where the 2 Ducat 1937 returned after many decades for a brief reunion with the old machine on which it was struck. This machine did not yet come with a flan feeder and the coins were struck by hand, which means that every coin struck on it is unique.