2019 Silver Austria Knights Tales Chivalry Proof – 1/2 oz

1/2 oz .925 fine silver. Coin comes in a mint box and COA. Also available is a special collector’s case designed to hold each of the proof coins in the series. 1st Release in a dynamic five coin series featuring the honor codes of knights in the Middle Ages! Be sure to add the copper version of this coin to your collection.

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2019 Knights’ Tales ‑ Chivalry .5 oz Silver Proof

BOLD Precious Metals is extremely pleased to make available to you this incredibly well-produced set being released one coin at a time by the Austrian Mint ‑ Knights’ Tales. The set will ultimately contain 5 distinctively unique coin designs. Each will present one of the five essential virtues the Knights of the Middle Ages were sworn to uphold.

The first release, 2019 Knights’ Tales ‑ Chivalry .5 oz Silver Proof edition, will be the introduction to the following four. The code of chivalry consisted of the highest combination of the warrior ethos, piety, nobility, and gallantry. These were the days when warriors arose from the nobility of the land to proudly stand in battle against the scourges that threatened their country!

Knights’ Tales ‑ Chivalry

The inaugural release of the series features Maximilian I, who at 18 years old married Mary of Burgundy, which provided him the position of Duke of Burgundy and Sovereign of the knightly Order of the Golden Fleece. This Order consisted of but 30 men, but their renown became legendary. Throughout the ensuing years, Maximilian I began to be considered by his subjects as somewhat of an embodiment of the code’s high values.

The obverse features a strikingly detailed portrait of Maximilian I, now Arch Duke of Austria and Holy Roman Emperor. Positioned to the left, Maximilian, in full regalia, raises a lance before him. In the background, is an unfurled scroll. To the right, his handsomely colorized coat of arms is held by a crowned heraldic lion. Inscriptions include “10 EURO” at the top rim, and “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH 2019” at the bottom. The design is accented by a double-beaded border tightly encircling the rim, adding a final touch of distinction to this very handsome and regal design.

The Joust!

The reverse depicts a very active jousting tournament scene. Maximilian I was famous for his great skill and bravery displayed during such tournaments. Featured here is a knight in full armor, riding high upon a decorated steed in full gallop. The knight’s lance is lowered into position for the strike, even as his shield is raised to defend. The background shows a festive display of excited spectators in the stand anticipating the glancing blow of the lance and the shout of victory. The distinctive double-beaded border at the rim frames the scene nicely.

This inaugural 2019 Knights’ Tales ‑ Chivalry .5 oz Silver Proof edition will be joined by four additional releases, which together will honor the heroic values by which knights lived their lives. Each arrives in an attractive case with CoA. However, they are intended to be displayed together in a distinctive, specially designed wooden presentation case.Purchase your first coin and wooden presentation case today!

Highlights

  • 2019 Knights’ Tales ‑ Chivalry .5 oz Silver Proof.
  • Inaugural Silver Proof edition release of the the Knights’ Tales 5-coin Set.
  • Comes packaged in a finely-designed red case and includes a Certificate of Authenticity card.
  • Contains .5 troy oz .925 fine Silver.
  • Limited mintage of 30,000.
  • Obverse: Features a stunning portrait of Maximilian I ‑ Arch Duke of Austria and Holy Roman Emperor. Positioned to the left, Maximilian, in full regalia, raises a lance before him. In the background, is an unfurled scroll. To the right, his colorized coat of arms is held by a crowned heraldic lion. Inscriptions include “10 EURO” at the top rim, and “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH 2019” at the bottom.
  • Reverse: Depicts a very active jousting tournament scene. Maximilian I was famous for his great skill and bravery displayed during such tournaments. Featured here is a knight in full armor, riding high upon a decorated steed in full gallop. The knight’s lance is lowered into position for the strike. Cheering crowds are shown in the background.
  • Legal tender in Austria, face value of € 10 (EUR).
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian government.

Maximilian I ‑ The Man in his Times

Born in 1459 at Wiener Neustadt, Austria, Maximilian rose quickly in prominence as directed by his father, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1486, Maximilian was elected to be King of the Romans. He then rose to Arch Duke of Austria in 1493. Upon the death of his father, Maximilian ascended to Holy Roman Emperor in 1508.

These were very tumultuous times, and as with all who ascend to high rank and power, not all of Maximilian’s historic exploits can be considered guided by the code of chivalry. Now in 2019, and upon the 500th anniversary of his death, we honor Maximilian’s many great accomplishments, his high ideals, and commitment to uphold this code.

Product ID: 2851020190
Year Released: 2019
Origin: Austrian Mint
Metal Composition: Silver
Face Weight: 0 troy oz
Standardized Weight: 0.5 oz
Purity: 0.925
Denomination: 10 Euro
Diameter: 32 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm

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