The Mint of Austria has launched their fifth coin in this innovative and cleverly designed series entitled “The Language of Flowers,” which features a particular flower that has its own special meaning when exchanged as a memento or gift. The latest flower featured is the chamomile, signifying “strength in difficult situations” and “energy in adversity.”
As with all the coins in “The Language of Flowers” series, each is designed by Kathrin Kuntner and Rebecca Wilding and features an actual imprint of real flowers on the reverse side. Faithful to the tiniest detail, they are pressed using a special technique that captures them in their natural state. Next to the detailed depiction of the chamomile flowers in bloom is an ornamental side image of chamomiles shown on the right half, which is stylishly printed in colour.
On the coin’s obverse, chamomile flowers adorn the hair of a determined-looking young woman who symbolises vitality. On her shoulder sits a phoenix, a mythical bird that has stood for renewal and rebirth since ancient times. Beyond her, the silhouette of a spear is visible. The denomination of 10 EURO and the country REPUBLIK OSTERREICH, along with the year of issue 2023, are also included in the design and along the upper and lower edge.
|10 euro||Copper||15 g||32 mm||Uncirculated||130,000|
|10 euro||.925 Silver||16.8 g||32 mm||Brilliant Unc.||30,000|
|10 euro||.925 Silver||16.8 g||32 mm||Proof||30,000|
Available from the 13th September, each Proof coin is encapsulated and presented in a heavy gauge card case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase. The Special Uncirculated coins are presented in a blister pack folder with illustrations and informative text. The Uncirculated copper coins are sold at commercial banks and the retail shop of the Austrian Mint for their face value. For additional information, please click here.
Schedule of Release
2024: The Peony — Good fortune and happiness
2024: The Violet — Loyalty and devotion