2009 Austria Silver €10 Richard the Lionheart Dürnstein BU

2009 Austria Silver €10 Richard the Lionheart Dürnstein BU

Product Details

The legend of minstrel Blondel singing his way from castle to castle in search of his master Richard the Lionheart has captivated adults and children alike for centuries. This is the second 10 euro silver coin in the Austrian Tales and Legend series. Minted in 2009, this coin was struck in .925 fine Sterling silver (ASW 0.475 oz) in Special Uncirculated quality with a maximum mintage of 30,000. The coin comes in a blister pack featuring information in German and English.

On his way home from the Crusades, King Richard I of England was captured by Duke Leopold of Austria and held in Duernstein castle, which serves as a backdrop to the mounted Blondel on the coin’s obverse. The reverse shows the King’s capture at an inn outside Vienna where, although disguised as a humble pilgrim, he was recognised either due to his elaborate signet ring or his desire to eat roast chicken, a delicacy reserved for the aristocracy at that time. Both are shown in the intricate detail of this extraordinary coin.


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Specifications

Product ID: 78699
Year: 2009
Grade: Special Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: 10 Euro
Mint Mark: None
Metal Content: 0.47588 troy oz
Purity: .925
Manufacturer: Austrian Mint
Thickness: na mm
Diameter: 32.00 mm
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