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- Contains .666 oz of fine Silver.
- Packaged with a mint box along with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of 30,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features an amalgam of original motifs taken from medals issued during Maria Theresa’s 40-year reign (1740-1780).
- Reverse: Features a portrait, based on a medal by Anton Wiedemann (1724-1792), of Maria Theresa alongside her husband, Francis I.
- Guaranteed by the Austrian government.
This coin is a fantastic addition to any historic collection. Add this 2017 Austria Silver €20 Maria Theresa Justice and Character coin to your cart today!
About the Series - Empress Maria Theresa
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Empress Maria Theresa in 1717, this four-coin series is based on the four cardinal virtues which drove the only ever female ruler of the Habsburg Empire. Courage, Justice, Clemency and Prudence are combined with four different portraits of the Empress: as a young woman, as a wife alongside her husband, Francis Stephen, as a widow and with her successor, Joseph. Each coin features an amalgam of original motifs taken from medals issued during Maria Theresa's 40-year reign (1740-1780), is minted in extra bold relief that gives it a special antique look.
About the Coin - Justice and Character
Born on 13 May 1717, Empress Maria Theresa unexpectedly came to power at the age of 23. Although unprepared for the role of ruler, driven by the four cardinal virtues, Courage, Justice, Clemency and Prudence, Maria Theresa managed to take the helm of the Habsburg Empire for 40 years, during which she steered it on a highly successful course. The embodiment of both monarchic and matriarchal virtues, even during her own lifetime the imposing Empress made it difficult to distinguish between the woman and the myth.
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