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2016 Austria Proof Silver €10 Piece by Piece (Austria)

2016 Austria Proof Silver €10 Piece by Piece (Austria)

Featuring the final coin in the Austrian Mint’s educational “Austria Piece by Piece” series, "Austria" represents its people and its country as a whole.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .5644 oz of fine Silver.
  • Each of these magnificent coins comes with a box and a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of 40,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Features individuals representing Austria's history and culture as well as the year and denomination.
  • Reverse: Designed by children from a primary school in Kapfenberg, the design includes Austrian landscape at the heart of the design surrounded by a circle of smiling children holding hands.
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.

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History, culture and landscape, together with other elements, combine to form the special character of a country. Like most countries, Austria has the first two in abundance, but one of the things that make the country truly unique is how synonymous it is with its spectacular landscape. It is no surprise, then, that a class from Dr. Jonas' primary school in the town of Kapfenberg placed a delightful Alpine landscape at the heart of their concept for the Austria coin.

The design came about by each child drawing individual elements that were brought together as one. Surrounded by a circle of smiling children holding hands, the design beat 4,000 other entries in the national competition to design the coin. It doing so it has provided the crowning glory to the Austrian Mint’s ambitious and 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800 years of minting history in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned in historical documents.

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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