One of the finest mints in the world today is the Austrian Mint in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V, the Austrian Mint has continuously produced gold and silver coins for Austria, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the modern-day Republic of Austria. Right now, 2019 1 oz Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V Silver Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion to mark the anniversary of the mints founding.
- Arrives inside of an individual protective flips, mint tubes of 20 coins, and monster boxes of 500 coins!
- 1st of 3 coins celebrating the 825th anniversary of the Austrian Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 100,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 1.50 (Euros) backed by the government of Austria.
- On the obverse is the image of a crusader on horseback.
- The reverse depicts Duke Leopold V ready to lead his army in battle.
Each of the 2019 1 oz Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V Silver Coins from the Austrian Mint is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins in this release mark the 825th anniversary of the Austrian Mints founding and are available individually, in mint tubes of 20, or inside of monster boxes that contain 500 coins in total.
During the Third Crusade in the Middle East, Western forces under the command of King Phillip II of France and King Richard I, Richard the Lionheart, of England successfully captured the city of Acre. Duke Leopold V of Austria arrived after the siege was completed and the city had capitulated, but when he asked for equal favor in dividing the wealth of the city he was denied by his Western counterparts.
As King Richard I of England returned home through Europe with his forces, he was stopped by the army of Duke Leopold V and imprisoned within Austria as revenge for his slight in Acre. To earn his freedom, Richard the Lionheart paid Leopold V a sum of 15 tonnes of silver that the latter used to found the Austrian Mint in Vienna.
On the obverse of 2019 1 oz Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V Silver Coins is the image of a crusader from the forces of Duke Leopold V. The figure is depicted in left-profile relief as he rides his horse into battle and engravings note the nation of issue, year of issue, weight, and metal content. The markings are in German, the native tongue of Austria.
The reverse of 2019 Austrian 825th Anniversary Leopold V Silver Coins includes the frontal image of Duke Leopold V. He is featured with his battle armor on and a sword in his hand. In the background, a banner bears the year 1194 to denote the founding of the Austrian Mint.
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