2014 Austria Proof Silver €10 Piece by Piece (Tyrol)

2014 Austria Proof Silver €10 Piece by Piece (Tyrol)

No other Austrian province is as resonant outside Austria as the Tyrol. Its famous feathered hats are partly responsible for that; so too are its soaring alpine peaks. These majestic peaks captured the world’s imagination during the 1976 Winter Olympics in the provincial capital, Innsbruck.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .47588 oz actual Silver weight.
  • These beautiful coins come in a box with a certificate of authenticity from the Austrian Mint.
  • Obverse: Depicts couples folk dancing during a folkloric dance festival recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage.
  • Reverse: A Tyrolean symbol is captured in the center of the reverse, with three men wearing Tyrolean hats.
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.
This artistic Silver coin would make a great addition to any collection or investment portfolio. Add this Proof Silver Tyrol Commemorative coin to your cart today!

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800 years of minting history in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned in historical documents.

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.

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.

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