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2019 1 oz €1.50 EUR 825th Anniversary of Austrian Wiener Neustadt Silver Coin BU

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Specifications

Year: 2019
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination: €1.50 EUR
Manufacturer: Austrian Mint
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Purity: .999 Fine Silver
Diameter: 37 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Tube: 20 coins
Monster Box: 500 coins

Details

This brilliant new anniversary three-coin series from the Austrian Mint beautifully illustrates the founding of the Vienna Mint and helps recreate the fascinating story. The second coin in the series features Wiener Neustadt.

Area once belonged to the County of Pitten, which had been inherited by Margrave Ottokar III of Styria in 1158. After the dynasty of the Otakars became extinct with the death of his son Ottokar IV, the Duchy of Styria passed to the Austrian House of Babenberg according to the Georgenberg Pact. Duke Leopold V of Austria established the town in 1194 and financed the construction of a fortress close to the Hungarian border with the ransom paid for the English king Richard the Lionheart, who he had previously captured and held as a hostage at Durnstein Castle.

Costs to build the original castle of Burg Wiener Neustadt, featured on the reverse of this coin, were paid from the ransom of Richard I England or Richard the Lionheart. This castle is said to have stood on the north-eastern corner of the city, but there is no archaeological evidence of this.
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