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Offline chrisild

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Re: Austria: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2019, 11:57:05 AM »
The current €3 coin "Animals" series  is coming to an end. In about a week (11 Sep) the last piece comes out - see the animated image from the mint's website below, or click here to view it.



And then come ...

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Re: Austria: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2019, 12:02:16 PM »
... the dinosaurs! The first issue will be about good old Spinosaurus, see the attached image (from the mint's website). In 2020 there will be four more "dino" issues, four more in 2021, with the last three to come in 2022.

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Re: Austria: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2019, 10:37:34 AM »
Here are the three collector coins honoring the mint's 825th anniversary. The obverse with the seal of Duke Leopold V, is the same for all three. The first coin shows Leopold and the year 1194 - that is when the mint in Vienna was founded, and that is also when he died ...

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Re: Austria: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2019, 10:48:30 AM »
All three reverses are related to how the Vienna Mint was founded. But the connection is not necessarily obvious when you just look at the pieces.

The second issue features Wiener Neustadt. That city (Nova Civitas) was founded in order to protect the duchies of Austria and Styria from Hungarian and other attacks. Who paid for that? Basically the English - because they had to come up with an enormous ransom in order to get Richard Lionheart back ...

Today the third and last coin in this mini-series was issued. It shows Robin Hood, the legendary robber who took from the rich and gave to the poor. Quite possibly just a legend, but the background is the same: How did "the English" get all that silver that they were expected to pay? Surprise - that is what extra taxes are for. And who gets charged most, at least in relation to wealth or income? ;)

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Re: Austria: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2019, 10:40:33 PM »
There is a more tenuous connection between Richard and Robin. In Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe, they appear together, as allies.

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Re: Austria: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2019, 12:49:52 AM »
Why is Austria using a British theme in this time of Brexit? Perhaps it wants to leave the EU? Or maybe it just doesn't want to pay the fee for an Austrian theme.  >:(

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Re: Austria: 2019 Collector Coins
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2019, 11:03:19 AM »
You can also see Richard (being arrested in Erdberg near Vienna) and Blondel (searching for him near Dürnstein castle) on an Austrian collector coin issued ten years ago. More about that 2009 coin is in this topic. The attached picture in the last post is quite small; the Austrian Mint has better images here ...

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