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2019 Austrian 1 oz Silver Wiener Neustadt - 825th Anniversary

2019 Austrian 1 oz Silver Wiener Neustadt - 825th Anniversary
The story began in the year 1194, during the time of the third crusade in the Middle East. A royal feud broke out between Duke Leopold V of Austria and King Richard “The Lionheart” of England. As King Richard I was returning home through Europe, he was captured by Duke Leopold’s men and imprisoned in the Castle of Durnstein in Ostarrichi, as Austria was then known. To pay for his freedom, King Richard was forced to raise a huge ransom of 35 tons of silver through extreme taxation of his people. In turn, Leopold V used this ransom to build the Wiener Neustadt castle and surrounding fortified city, establish the original Mint of Vienna, and strike the country’s first silver coins.

Now, on the 825th anniversary of this historic event, the Austrian Mint has released a limited-edition, 3-coin series commemorating its creation. The 2019 Austria 1 oz Silver Wiener Neustadt is the second in the series, and features the original fortress of Wiener Neustadt that was built by Leopold V near the Hungarian border with the ransom. This exquisite legal tender coin is struck in .999 pure silver with a maximum worldwide mintage of just 100,000.
SKU SKU18293
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