Jupiter, known as king of the gods, is featured on this coin sitting with Semele, mother of Dionysius. The reverse, also depicting Jupiter, acts as a circular calendar showing all Sundays and holidays.
- Contains .677 oz of Silver.
- Comes in a blister pack from the Austrian Mint.
- Obverse: Features Jupiter and Semele .
- Reverse: Displays a circular calendar showing all Sundays and holidays.
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Jupiter, married to Juno, fell in love with the mortal Semele. Enraged with jealousy, Juno suggested to Semele that she ask Jupiter to appear to her with all his glory to reveal his divinity. Knowing this would be very detrimental to Semele, Juno's plan worked. When Jupiter arrived his power enveloped Semele, and she fell to the flame, bringing her own demise.
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.