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Why buy this 1 oz Silver 2019 Austria Leopold Coin with Blister Pack and Book?
The Austrian Mint has a fascinating history that dates back to the Middle Ages. It all started with a dispute between Leopold V of Austria and Richard "The Lionheart" of England. During the Crusades, the two leaders engaged in a dispute during the capture of Acre in 1191. In December of the following year, Richard was returning to England when he was taken prisoner by Leopold. Leopold demanded millions of ounces of silver as ransom from England. The English government raised it through taxation, which served as the origin for the legend of Robin Hood. Leopold used the silver to found Wiener Neustadt and the Austrian Mint. This coin is the first of three in a series to mark the 825th anniversary of the Austrian Mint. It was struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver at the Austrian Mint and is part of a limited mintage of just 100,000 pieces.
Captivating Leopold Designs
On the obverse is a modern take on Duke Leopold V's official seal. Shown from the left, he rids on horseback clad in his knightly armor. He holds a shield and his banner, which flows regally behind him. Arching over him is the name of the issuing country in German, "REPUBLIK OSTERREICH." Other inscriptions on this face include the coin's date, "2019," the face value, "1,50 EURO," and the weight, "1 UNZE FEINSILBER." The face value is only valid in Austria.
A closeup image of Leopold dominates the reverse. He is dressed in fine plate and mail armor over which he wears a surcoat. His personal coat of arms is on the surcoat. He holds his sword pointing upward as he looks directly at the holder. Banners fly in the background, and the date "1194" is inscribed in the upper left, a reference to the year in which the Austrian Mint was founded.
Stunning GEM BU with Blister Pack and Book
This exquisite coin will arrive in GEM Brilliant Uncirculated condition. It comes with a blister pack folder and an album that is designed to hold all three silver coins in this series as well as the five copper coins in the Knights' Tales series. The German language book provides fascinating information about the Middle Ages.
Add this Austria 2019 1 oz Silver Leopold Coin with Blister Pack and Book to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Packaging:||with Blister Pack + Book|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Mounted Knight with Banner|
|Reverse Design:||Duke Leopold V|