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10 Euro Heavenly Messengers: Gabriel - The Revealing Angel

10 Euro (Heavenly Messengers: Gabriel - The Revealing Angel) -  obverse10 Euro (Heavenly Messengers: Gabriel - The Revealing Angel) -  reverse

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Features

Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 10 Euro
10 EUR = 12 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper (.999)
Weight 15 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 3268
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Guardian Angels

Obverse

The centre features a lily; symbolising Gabriel, framed by the initial G, surrounded by ornate grapevine design. Name of country, value.

Lettering:
R·E·P·U·B·L·I·K Ö·S·T·R·R·E·I·C·H
1·0 E·U·R·O
2017
G

Engravers: Helmut Andexlinger , Herbert Wähner

Helmut Andexlinger (1973, Haslach an der Mühl, Upper Austria) is an Austrian engraver and coin designer.

Reverse

Angel Gabriel as a young man with curly hair and a halo, pointing his fingers to the sky, his wings decorated with peacock feathers.

Engravers: Mag. Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wähner

Edge

Segmented reeded

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

The bringer of good news, archangel Gabriel is the inspiration for the second coin in the Austrian Mint’s talismanic Guardian Angels series.
Date of Issue: 6. September 2017
Comes from mint without packaging.

In the Koran, Gabriel is the guardian of the gate to heaven, the angel of revelation and the mediator between god and man. In the New Testament, Gabriel is the angel who told the Virgin Mary that she was with child and that the child should be known as Jesus. In a detail from a painting by an unknown 15th or 16th century painter, believed to belong to the German School, the coin’s reverse depicts Gabriel as a young man with curly hair and a halo, pointing his fingers to the sky, his wings decorated with peacock feathers. The centre of the obverse of the coin features a lily; symbolising Gabriel it is framed by the initial G, which is surrounded by a grapevine design.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  130,000 12.99

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