From the Austrian Mint … here comes the sun … on 5 September 2018…
URIEL – THE ILLUMINATING ANGEL 10 EURO SILVER COIN
The only angel in the Austrian Mint interfaith Guardian Angels series not recognized as an archangel by the Roman Catholic church, Uriel, the subject of the fourth coin, comforts us in dark moments, gives us energy and helps us find the joy in life.
Meaning ‘the light of God’ or ‘God is my light’ in Hebrew, Uriel is symbolized on the coin’s obverse in the form of stylized flames that leap from an ornate brazier framed by the letter U. Created by our state-of-the-art color-application technique, the yellow vine motif that surrounds it makes this pocket-sized lucky token even more special. The Austrian Mint coin’s reverse features an adaptation of a depiction of Uriel on a stained-glass window in the Church of St Mary, in the village of Mortenhoe, Devon, south-west England. Made by Selwyn Image (1849-1930) around 1890, the window shows Uriel as a young man with short hair and a halo. In his hand he holds a stylized sun bearing the word Sol, meaning sun in Latin.
Through the ages and across many faiths, people have looked to angels for protection. Worshipped by Christians, Jews and Moslems alike, these benevolent but invisible spirits have been widely depicted throughout art history. This has been the inspiration for the design of the four superb coins in our talismanic Guardian Angels series, which featured the angels Michael and Gabriel in 2017 and Raphael and Uriel in 2018. Not only superbly crafted little pieces of art history, our Guardian Angels are pocket-sized lucky tokens that will make you feel someone is watching over you.
This charming coin is the fruit of the very highest production standards and comes in two special quality formats: Special Uncirculated (maximum 30,000) and Proof (maximum 30,000). The Special Uncirculated coins are presented in a blister pack, while the Proof coins come in a presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity. In addition to technical information, the certificate also explains the design concept and the minting quality.
|Year Of Issue:||2018|
|Mintage:||30,000 Uncirculated, 30,000 Colorized Proof|
|OBV Designer||Helmut Andexlinger|
|REV Designer||Helmut Andexlinger|
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