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- Contains .4625 oz of Silver.
- Packaged with a mint box and a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of 30,000 coins.
- Obverse: Symbolizing love, the coin’s obverse shows a couple looking intimately at each other, each with flowers in their hair.
- Reverse: Next to a stylized ornamental side image of a rose, the reverse of the coin features a pair roses, both of which are imprints of real flowers. None of the principal flower images in the series is based on a drawing or illustration; the starting point of every coin design is a real flower grown in the garden, which is then pressed using a special technique that captures the flower in its natural state.
- Guaranteed by the Austrian government.
This coin is a fantastic addition to anyone whose love language is flowers. Add this 2021 Austria Silver €10 Language of Flowers Rose Proof coin to your cart today!
Language of Flowers Series
Whether to convey feelings of love, desire and friendship, congratulations and condolence, declarations of intent and even forbidden and unspeakable things, flowers have been used as a form of language throughout recorded history, each country and culture with its own version. The Language of Flowers series brings this age-old custom back to life and discusses the meanings, folklore, properties and uses of seven well-known flowers. The messages conveyed by those flowers are inspirational, so too is the technology used to bring nature to life on the coins. Opening with the rose, the series continues with the dandelion, marigold, forget-me-not, chamomile, peony and violet.
In all major religions, flowers are linked to the miracle of love, which has led to their main symbolic meanings. With its exceptionally beautiful petals, intoxicating scent and the delicacy of its unfurling blooms, which suggest lips parting for a kiss, sensuality and fertility, the rose has indeed been an important symbol of love in its many forms for centuries.
In addition to its more carnal connotations, the rose is symbolic of mystery, secrecy and tacit understandings, a meaning believed to have its origins in Greek mythology. Legend has it that Aphrodite gave a rose to her son, Eros, the deity of love, who in turn gave it to Harpocrates, the deity of silence, to induce him to keep quiet about the indiscretions of the gods, and thus the rose became the emblem of silence and secrecy. So, in the language of flowers, a rose can also be used to signal an illicit tryst or the beginning of an affair. More innocently, the rose remains the perfect flower, particularly during difficult times, to send messages of tenderness and affection to loved ones near and far.
APMEX is proud to offer products from the Munze Österreich, or Austrian Mint. With more than 800 years of coin-production experience, the Austrian Mint in Vienna has become world-renowned for coin production and Precious Metals processing. As a subsidiary of the Austrian Central Bank, the Austrian Mint's foremost task is to produce all of the circulating euro coinage for Austria. But the mint also strikes an impressive range of collector coins and medal, along with producing some of the world's best-selling bullion coins. In addition to the popular Silver Philharmonic coins, the Austrian Mint produces many beautiful commemorative coins to honor people, places and events of its history. More than 400 million coins are produced at the Austrian Mint each year.
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