2019 1 oz Austria Wiener Neustadt Vienna 999 Silver Coin (Toned)

 
Item No.
L105599

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This is the second release of the Three Anniversary coins in silver brilliantly illustrate the founding of the Vienna Mint and tell its fascinating story.

Power struggles under European rulers and adventurous coincidences caused the founding of Vienna's first mint.

Three silver anniversary jubilees make the founding myth of the Mint Vienna tangible and tell a gripping story: In the presence of the
In 1191, after the capture of the city of Akkon, it came between two crusaders, Leopold V and the English king Richard the Lionheart, to quarrel over the spoils. In December 1192 Richard was arrested on the return journey to England in Erdberg, then a suburb of Vienna.
Finally, Leopold's ransom demands were met. The immense amount of silver that had been forced out of the English people led to the creation
the legend of Robin Hood. Leopold used this silver treasure to found Wiener Neustadt and the first Vienna mint.

Unlike most other cities, Wiener Neustadt did not develop gradually over time, but was founded and constructed for strategic reasons on barren land at the easternmost tip of the Austrian Alps, south of Vienna. A fortified stronghold, it was designed to help secure the duchies of Austria and Styria against the Kingdom of Hungary.

More Information
Year 2019
Metal Content Silver
Denomination EUR 1.5
Purity 999
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country Austria
Manufacturer Austrian Mint
Mintage 100,000
Diameter (mm) 37
Inner Packaging 20
Outer Packaging 500
Box & Certificate No