22,42 g, Empress Maria Theresa, Courage and Determination, 2017

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Empress Maria Theresa in 1717, the four-coin series is based on the four cardinal virtues, which drove the only ever female ruler of the Habsburg Empire.

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Mint Münze Österreich, Austria
Strike year 2017
Purity 925 / 1000
Dimensions (diameter, thickness) 34 mm
Face Value EUR 20
Silver Content 20,74 g (2/3 oz)
Mass    22,42 g
Mintage 30 000

Unprepared for the role of Empress, Maria Theresa (1717 to 1780) unexpectedly came to power at the age of 23 in 1740. Yet through her courage and determination – the name of the first coin in the series – right from the outset, Empress Maria Theresa stood her ground against the enemies of her Empire.

The coin’s obverse features a portrait of the Empress from a medal by engraver Matthäus Donner (1704–1756). The reverse shows a combination of images from other historical medals, the dominant one being an armed Minerva symbolising Maria Theresa’s fortitude a virtue that meant she was not daunted by the magnitude of her role as Empress of a vast empire.

Purity 925/1000
Delivery On stock
Tax Price including VAT.
Preservation PP: Proof coin struck using a special, high-quality minting process, and made especially for collectors. Modern proof coins often have mirror-like fields and frosted devices.
Mint Austrian Mint