The story began in the year 1194, during the time of the third crusade. 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 part of this ransom to establish the original Mint of Vienna and strike its first silver coins.
Now, on the 825th anniversary of this historic event, the Austrian Mint has released the first of a limited-edition, 3-coin series commemorating its creation. The 2019 Austrian 1 oz Silver Leopold V features Duke Leopold in full body armor on the reverse. A modern replica of his official seal, struck on the Mint’s first coins, is displayed on the obverse. This exquisite legal tender coin is struck in .999 pure silver with a maximum worldwide mintage of just 100,000. These coins are sure to be highly sought after by collectors, history buffs, and investors all over the world. So don’t wait – order your coin today while they are available!
The obverse recreates Duke Leopold’s official seal, featuring a crusader riding his horse into battle. The nation and year of issue, face value, weight, and metal content are also inscribed in German, the native language of Austria.
The reverse features the battle-armored Duke Leopold V holding a sword and wearing his shield. His signature banner waves in the background, bearing the year 1194 to commemorate the founding of the Austrian Mint.
Located in Vienna, the Austrian Mint manufactures all of Austria’s national coins. The mint has been producing beautiful bullion for 825 years. Currently, the mint is a subsidiary of the National Bank of Austria.
Your 1 oz Silver Leopold V coin ships in BU condition. Single rounds ship in an individual plastic flip. Multiples of 20 ship in mint-issued tubes, and multiples of 500 ship in sealed monster boxes. Orders over $199 are eligible for free shipping!
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|Metal Content||1 troy oz|
|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|
|Product Series||Austrian Mint 825th Anniversary|