2019 Austria 1-oz Silver Leopold V 825th Anniversary of Vienna Mint BU

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The Crusades Come Alive For the 825th Anniversary of the Austria Mint

2019 marks the 825th anniversary of the Austria Mint, and the occasion is being celebrated with a brand-new series featuring important sites and figures from the time of the Crusades. This first release depicts the official seal and a heroic depiction of Duke Leopold V of Austria, who in 1191 got into an argument with King Richard “The Lionheart” of England, resulting in Richard being taken hostage. The silver ransom paid for Richard’s return inspired the legend of Robin Hood and founded the stronghold of Weiner Neustadt, both of which will be featured on future releases in the series. In 1194, that silver also funded the creation of the original Austria Mint in Vienna. You can secure this coin in a special themed blister pack with a German-language Knights’ Tales Collector Album, filled with facts, details and illustrations.

  • HONORING ONE OF EUROPE’S OLDEST MINTS –In 1194, the Austrian Mint was founded by Duke Leopold. Now it is turning 825 years old. Imagine how much history is within those walls. Well, now you can be a part of that history by owning your own 825th anniversary silver bullion coin!
  • WORKS OF ART –Both the obverse and reverse of these coins are beautifully engraved with incredibly intricate designs. Duke Leopold V’s armor is immaculate, with every detail on his armor standing out. The shine of the coin only adds to the shimmer of the armor as well!
  • LONG LIVE KING RICHARD! – The tale of Duke Leopold extorting England to pay the ransom for the release of King Richard “The Lionheart” was the inspiration behind the legendary tale of the original Anti-hero; Robin Hood!
  • ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKSThis incredible coin also comes with a blister pack that includes a Knights’ Tales Collectors Album. In the German language, it is packed with illustrations and facts about every facet of the Middle Ages, both dark and light.

A coin with a story older than most nations, this one-troy ounce of silver represents every facet of history. There is everything from the warfare of the Crusades, to the international relations of Medieval kingdoms, and even the origins of one of the most famous stories of all time. All of that, plus an immaculate design and incredible quality, makes this a coin you absolutely must own. Click one to your cart today and get your own 825-year-old legend!


Year of Issue 2019
Country Austria
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Uncirculated
Grade BU
Pedigree Anniversary
Denomination 1.50
Currency Type Euro
Mint Name Austrian Mint
Coin Weight 31.107 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 37mm
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