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2014 Bronze Medal Vienna BU (w/Card)

2014 Bronze Medal Vienna BU (w/Card)

The beautiful detail in this Bronze medal adds intrigue to the breathtaking landmarks in Vienna, Austria's capital city.

Coin Highlights:

  • Bronze metal composition.
  • Each medal comes in a blister pack featuring information about Vienna.
  • Obverse: Depicts the gigantic Riesenrad Ferris wheel, immortalized by Orson Welles in the Third Man, which is also the city's most emblematic landmark. The Austrian capital, St. Stephen's cathedral and other famous landmarks are also featured.
  • Reverse: Intentionally left blank.
  • Created by the Austrian Mint.

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Minted and packed at the Austrian Mint, this beautiful medal is a great representation of Vienna.

Few European cities blend the cosmopolitan and the traditional as effortlessly. From its baroque squares, medieval streets and modernist edifices to the magnificent Ringstrasse, the imperial Hofburg and the stunning Schönbrunn summer palace, the city oozes class and quality. For centuries, it has been the classical music capital of the world, but with its abundant museums, galleries and exhibition spaces, which draw on Vienna’s creative genius, both past and present, it is also a Mecca for art. Its world-famous coffee houses, wine taverns and classic Viennese eating houses form a unique gastronomic “holy trinity” that few other capital cities can match.

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800 years of minting history in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned in historical documents.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