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10 Euro Courage

10 Euro (Courage) -  obverse10 Euro (Courage) -  reverse

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Features

Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 10 Euro
10 EUR = 12 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 15 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Series: Knights' Tales

Obverse

Portait of a knights templar holding a sword, to the right the shielded arms of the templars with a dragon supporter.

Lettering:
10
EURO
REPUBLIK.
OSTERREICH
2020

Translation:
10 EURO
AUSTRIAN REPUBLIC
2020

Engraver: Kathrin Kuntner

Reverse

Battle scene, in the foreground a battleaxe, in the background two knights on horseback and lowered spears.

Engraver: Anna Rastl

Edge

Segmented reeded

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

Date of issue: 15th april 2020
Packing: Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase.

Founded during the Crusades, the Order of the Knights Templar unified the monastic life with the ideals of knighthood. Bound by poverty, chastity and obedience, the Templars lived a life of godliness and were forbidden to partake of worldly temptations, but were also considered an elite military troop. Uncompromisingly brave, they epitomised the knightly concept of ‘courage’, to which the third coin in the swashbuckling five-coin Knights’ Tales series is dedicated.

In the 12th and 13th centuries, the Holy Land was the principal focal point of most knights. Driven by a combination of economic interest and spirituality, knights would head to the eastern Mediterranean with thoughts of conquest and the fulfilment of their religious vows.

However, after the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099, the crusaders were constantly on the defensive, leading French knight Hugo von Payns and a small group of like-minded men to found the Order of the Knights Templar in 1118. The rules of the Order determined that the Templars dress in a white monastic habit but that did not stop them fighting horseback and taking part in many campaigns, as can be seen on the coin’s obverse, which shows a member of the Knights Templar ready for battle, sword in hand. To the right is the red cross worn on the robes of the Templars, which was a symbol of martyrdom. The reverse shows a combat scene in which two knights ride into battle with their lances lowered. An infantryman, spear in hand, is seen in the foreground, a castle in the background.
(https://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/courage3)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  130,000 13.52

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