For many spring lovers the Easter coin of the Austrian Mint had better not be missing from their Easter baskets. After Dürer-Hase and Lamm, a special representative of the genus Easter Bunny looks forward to a coin in 2018: Michael Powolny’s Hare (1927), a classic from the range of Augarten porcelain, whose counterpart was now immortalized on a silver and copper coin. With this new € 5 coin, the Austrian Mint celebrates not only Easter but also the 300th anniversary of Viennese porcelain art.
The Austrian and Augarten coins have a lot in common. Both look back on a long tradition. Both make rare, beautiful pieces that delight the heart. One of the most charming figures in the assortment of the porcelain manufactory, Michael Powolny’s Hare from 1927 is now on a coin for the occasion of the Easter Festival. A wonderful choice that gives your Easter basket a special shine.
The engravers of the Austrian Mint have chosen Augarten for this well-known and lively Easter Bunny to pay tribute to the tradition of Viennese porcelain, which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. The forget-me-nots in the background and the Maria Theresa decor on the edge of the coin are also from Augarten motifs.
In addition to the 5-euro coin in silver in a blister pack and in copper at face value, a special set is also available exclusively from the Austrian Mint and Augarten Porzellan. The loving combination of silver coin and Powolny’s ceramic rabbit is strictly limited to 1,500 pieces and a wonderful surprise for Easter lovers.
For Easter, the Austrian Mint also presents the famous Vienna Philharmonic in silver in a personalized blister pack from which a small chick looks out from an Easter meadow. An attractive coin with lasting value.
The silver coin Easter Bunny in quality is raised for the recommended price of € 18,60 (including 20% VAT), the normal coinage in copper is at a nominal value of € 5 and is available at banks and savings banks, at the Austrian Mint’s coin shop in Vienna, at the branches of Dorotheums, and online at www.muenzeoesterreich.at. The Easter edition 2018 of the Vienna Philharmonic in silver is available for € 33 (including 20% VAT).
The limited set consisting of ceramic bunny by Michael Powolny and the silver coin 2018 in silver case is available for € 98,70 (including 20% VAT) exclusively from the Austrian Mint and Augarten porcelain.
- Issue Date: March 7, 2018
- Mintage: Silver: 48,500 in blister pack with Easter ribbon, 1,500 in Easter gift set; Copper: 200,000
- Metal: Silver Ag 925; Copper Cu 999
- Face Value: 5 euros
- Diameter: 28.5 mm
- Total Weight: 8.41 g (silver coin); 8.90 g (copper coin)
- Fine Weight: 1/4 oz (7.78 g) silver (silver coin)
- Designers: Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wähner
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About the Austrian Mint
Boasting over 800 years of experience, the Austrian Mint renowned the world over first-class precious metal processing and coin manufacture. A member of the international minting elite, it is a global player in this field. Without such a pedigree the Vienna Philharmonic would never have become Europa’s most sought after bullion coin. The Austrian Mint’s flagship product is the Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin. Produced in five different sizes, from one ounce to 1/25 of an ounce, the Vienna Philharmonic fits every pocket and occasion. Investors, collectors and gift-givers all value the unique combination of its beautiful design and highest possible minting quality, which make it one of the world’s best-loved and best-selling bullion coins. Since it was first struck in 1989, on one side the coin’s award-winning design has featured a harmonious assortment of musical instruments from the world-famous orchestra.
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