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2023 Proof Austrian The Healing Power of the Bear 2/3 oz Sterling Silver Coin with Box & CoA

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One of the most dramatic events that could occur in the lives of the world’s prehistoric peoples was encountering an animal in the wilderness. Unexpectedly coming face to face with an animal’s shining eyes would have been a moment of both awe and dread. The effects of such encounters were clearly felt in the myths and legends of peoples all over the world, and the Eyes of the World coin series celebrates five of the extraordinary creatures that inspired such stories. The bear is paid tribute with the 2023 Proof Austrian The Healing Power of the Bear 2/3 oz Sterling Silver Coin, now available from Provident Metals.

Coin Highlights:

  • Comes in a protective slipcase inside an elegant presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Issued in 2023, part of the Austrian Mint’s Eyes of the World series!
  • Limited mintage of just 30,000 pieces worldwide!
  • Contains 2/3 Troy oz of .925 Sterling Silver, with Swarovski crystals decorating the reverse.
  • Face value of 20 Euros backed by the Republic of Austria.
  • The obverse features a standing bear in a forest landscape.
  • The reverse features a bear’s face with green Swarovski crystals as its eyes.

The 2023 Proof Austrian The Healing Power of the Bear Sterling Silver Coin is struck with a proof-quality finish that provides mirrored backgrounds and sports 2/3 ounces of sterling silver. It comes in a beautiful presentation case within a protective slipcase, along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Obverse

The obverse side of the coin features a standing bear in a forest, surrounded by a decorative border and accompanied by the inscriptions “20 EURO” and “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH.”

Reverse

The reverse side features a bear’s face rendered in a gracefully stylized fashion and wearing a serene expression. Its eyes are represented by a pair of green Swarovski crystals.

History

A first-time collaboration between the Swarovski jewelry company and the Austrian Mint, the Eyes of the World coin series is designed to recreate the experience of eye-to-eye contact with animals from all over the world who have inspired the myths and legends of humanity. This includes the bear, which Native Americans believed had great strength and wisdom, and even instructing humans in medicine and healing. Native Americans of the Great Plains propitiated the spirit of a bear before hunting it, performing a bear dance to seek supernatural protection and observing a range of taboos on the trail in order to reconcile the animal’s soul with death.

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Product Details

Year 2023
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .925
Producer Austrian Mint
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination 20 EURO
Country Austria
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Eye of the World
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 30,000
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content .66667 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3981987