Coin "Crown of an Austrian Archduke"

Корона австрийского эрцгерцога

Name Crown of an Austrian Archduke
Presented by Austrian Mint
Nominal value 100 Euro
Metal Gold 986
Weight 16,225
Diameter 30
Mintage 30000
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse The obverse depicts the crown itself resting on the cushion of state, upon which it was carried in procession in the palace and through the streets to the cathedral and back. The solemn procession is the theme of the reverse side of the coin. We see three high officials of the Lower Austrian Estates bearing the crown, orb and sceptre on cushions of state along the street known as the Graben. The periwigs and clothing of the officials point to the early 1700s. Soldiers line the processional route with a drummer beating a solemn rhythm. In the background rises the Baroque plague column erected in 1692, which can still be admired today on the Graben in Vienna.
Designer Helmut Andexlinger
Producer Austrian Mint

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