2016 Austria Silver/Niobium Time €25 BU

2016 Austria Silver/Niobium Time €25 BU

This is the newest issue of the hugely successful niobium and silver series. This ingenious addition, “Time” uses a two-tone niobium core of light purple and azure blue and an outer Silver ring to show a selection of timepieces throughout the ages.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .2893 oz of Silver.
  • Comes encapsulated and boxed with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Standing for lasting value in a fast-moving world, the niobium core features an old-fashioned clock face and chronometer in the outer silver ring. Also includes “Republik Österreich” (Republic of Austria) and the face value of £25.
  • Reverse: Features the sun, moon, hourglass and a watch mechanism, all of which were widely used until the 16th century. A time spiral and the time in a selection of famous cities can be found on the silver rim of the coin.
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.

This unique Silver and Niobium coin would be a great gift for anyone interested in time or technology. Add this Silver/Niobium Time 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800 years of minting history in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned in historical documents.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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