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Why purchase this 2019 €20 Austria Silver Proof Reaching for the Sky Dream of Flight?
Few endeavors have captured the human imagination throughout history like the possibility of flight. While billions of people take this opportunity for granted today, it was just a dream until fairly recently. Now this new four-coin series that goes from the vision to the reality starts with this Dream of Flight Silver Proof. Part of a mintage of 30,000 pieces, this coin was struck from 22.42 g of .925 fine silver at the Vienna Mint. The coin remains in its original mint packaging and will arrive in GEM Proof condition.
Historic Otto Lilienthal Design
Icarus wears a flight contraption that was devised by Leonard da Vinci on the foreground of the obverse, while an elaborately designed balloon, the brainchild of the Montgolfier brothers, soars beyond. Saturn, along with its famous rings, is in the sky, giving the holder the chance to contemplate the possibility of more space travel in the future. The name of the issuing country, is inscribed in its native German, "REPUBLIK OSTERREICH," on the rim, while additional inscriptions offer coin's face value, "20 EURO," and date, "2019."
The reverse revisits Prussia in the 19th century. Onlookers watch in amazement as Otto Lilienthal soars through the air in a glider. "STURMFLUGEL MODELL" is inscribed on the bottom, identifying the device.
Don't miss your chance to own this Silver Proof 2019 €20 Austria Reaching for the Sky Dream of Flight.
This 2019 Austria Reaching for the Sky - Dream of Flight Silver Proof €20 Coin GEM Proof UC OGP is proudly minted by the Austrian Mint. The Austrian Mint, located in Vienna, Austria, has been operating for over 825 years.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Weight in Grams:||22.42 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.7208 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Hot Air Balloon and Icarus|
|Reverse Design:||Lilienthal Glider|