Designed by a schoolgirl native to Burgenland, this coin features the best of Burgenland.
- Contains .5644 oz. .925 of fine Silver.
- These beautiful coins are displayed in red packaging and include a certificate of authenticity.
- The obverse was designed by Leonie Schrollenberger, a local schoolgirl, in a school competition supported by the Ministry of Education.
- Obverse: Features the picturesque lake Neusiedl that is shared with Burgenland and Hungary along with storks common to the area.
- Reverse: Depicts a stork, historical buildings and wine, all infamous features of Burgenland.
- Part of the UNESCO World heritage series.
- Guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.
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Not only Austria’s most easterly province, Burgenland is also the flattest. Forming the border with neighboring Hungary, this former frontier land was once known as "German West Hungary", which explains why Burgenland looks and feels different from the rest of Austria. Now located in the center of the new Europe, this relaxed and sunny province is showcased on the eighth coin in the Austrian Mint’s educational Austria Piece by Piece series.
In 1194, Richard the Lionheart paid 12 tons of Silver to Duke Leopold V of Austria to secure his freedom from a year of incarceration. This act unintentionally laid the foundation for the Austrian Mint, as Duke Leopold had coins struck from Richard the Lionheart’s ransom. In doing so, Leopold set in motion more than 800 years of minting history in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned in historical documents. <br /><br />The Vienna Mint was originally situated near Hoher Merkt and later at various locations in Vienna. Since the first half of the 19th century, the mint has been housed in Heumarkt in central Vienna, where coins are still struck to this day. Minting facilities opened throughout Austria until 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed and the Vienna Principal Mint became the singular minting facility. In 1989, the name officially changed to the Austrian Mint and became a subsidiary of the Austrian National Bank. <br /><br />One of the Austrian Mint’s most recognized coins is the Maria Teresa Thaler, which is not simply a famous Silver coin, but one that boasts the greatest number minted. Another prime example of the mint’s international success is the Gold Philharmonic, one of the most popular Gold bullion coins worldwide. The Gold Philharmonic has played a vital role in developing the Austrian Mint into a highly successful company. The Austrian Mint’s beautifully crafted coins are minted in the heart of Vienna and are sought after by investors and collectors around the world.