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10 Euro Heavenly Messengers: Uriel - The Illuminating Angel; Colored

10 Euro (Heavenly Messengers: Uriel - The Illuminating Angel; Colored) -  obverse 10 Euro (Heavenly Messengers: Uriel - The Illuminating Angel; Colored) -  reverse

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Features

Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 10 Euro
10 EUR = 11 USD
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 16.82 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Guardian angels, heavenly messengers: Uriel - the illuminating angel

Obverse

"U" (Uriel) in form of stylised flames and ornate brazier, yellow vine motif surrounding.

Lettering:
R·E·P·U·B·L·I·K Ö·S·T·R·R·E·I·C·H
1·0 E·U·R·O
2018
U

Engraver: Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wähner

Reverse

Uriel as a young man with short hair and a halo. In his hand he holds a stylised sun bearing the word Sol, meaning sun in Latin. Adaptation of depiction of Uriel on a stained-glass window in the Church of St Mary, in Mortenhoe

Engraver: Helmut Andexlinger

Edge

Plain

Comments

Austrian mint information:
Guardian Angels - Someone to watch over you
Through the ages and across many faiths, people
have looked to angels for protection. Worshipped by Christians, Jews and Muslims 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 feature the angels Michael and Gabriel in 2017 and Raphael and Uriel in 2018. Not only superbly crafted little pieces of art history, Guardian Angels are pocket-sized lucky tokens that will make you feel someone is watching over you.

The only angel in the Austrian Mint’s interfaith Guardian Angels series not recognised 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 symbolised on the coin’s obverse in the form of stylised flames that leap from an ornate brazier framed by the letter U. Created by our state-of-the-art colour-application technique, the yellow vine motif that surrounds it makes this pocket-sized lucky token even more special. The 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 stylised sun bearing the word Sol, meaning sun in Latin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  30,000 48.50 Proof

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Country: Austria
Languages : English German
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Languages : English German French
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Bullion value: 9.11 USD Search tips
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