2019 1 oz Silver Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V
In honor of their 825th anniversary, the Vienna Mint proudly presents a limited edition three-coin series detailing its fascinating story. This inaugural release features a very powerful and strikingly-detailed depiction of Duke Leopold V in full armor. The 2019 1 oz Silver Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V is a stunning tribute to an important part of the history of both Duke Leopold V and the Vienna Mint!
825 Years in the Making
It was the year 1191. The third crusade was raging in the Middle East, and a royal feud between Duke Leopold V of Austria and Richard "The Lionheart" of England was intensifying. Later, in 1192, as King Richard was returning from the Holy Land to his English home, Duke Leopold's men captured and imprisoned him in the Castle of Durnstein in Österreich (as Austria was known at the time).
For King Richard to be released, Leopold forced him to pay a ransom of 35 tons of silver, accomplished through extreme taxation of his people. Duke Leopold then used this ransom in 1193-94 to build the Wiener Neustadt castle and the surrounding fortified city. It also enabled him to establish the original Mint of Vienna, which struck the country's first silver coins.
This 2019 1 oz Silver Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V is a fitting tribute to the story of Duke Leopold V, the key historical figure who forged the difficult path to the establishment of one of the most famous and trusted mints in the world. The coin's obverse features the equestrian seal of Leopold V, depicting him as a strong military commander on horseback, proudly displaying his banner and shield. Inscriptions include "REPUBLIK OSTERREICH" arched at the top rim, with the coin's face value, "1,50 EURO . 2019" and its weight, "1 UNZE FEINSILBER" at the bottom.
The coin's reverse features Duke Leopold V, battle-ready in full armor. The detail of the scene is incredible! From the prominently displayed, highly-ennobled broad sword tightly grasped in both hands, to the intensely focused expression on his face, his noble, yet commanding presence is powerfully revealed. The background displays a steaming banner emblazoned with the year of the Vienna Mint's establishment ‑ 1194.
This 2019 1 oz Silver Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V first of series release of a stunning 3-coin series presents an outstanding opportunity to experience the series of events that led to the establishment of the Austrian Vienna Mint. This incredibly powerful and exquisitely detailed design will quickly find its place among your most treasured display pieces!
- 2019 1 oz Silver Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V.
- Inaugural release of the limited edition, three-coin series commemorating the Austrian Vienna Mint's 825th anniversary.
- Limited mintage of 100,000 coins!
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine silver BU.
- Legal tender in Austria, face value of € 1.5 (EUR).
- Obverse: Depicts the equestrian seal of Leopold V.
- Reverse: Features Duke Leopold V, battle-ready in full armor.
- Coins come individually packaged in protective plastic, and quantities of 20 arrive in mint-issued plastic tubes.
- Guaranteed by the Austrian government.