Displayed today in the treasury of the Hofburg in Vienna, the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire was once among the most coveted in Europe. The first in the Austrian Mint’s impressive five-coin Crowns of the House of Habsburg series, this handsome 100 euro gold coin is itself a treasure to be coveted.
* Struck from 98.6% pure Gold.
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2008 Gold Crown of the Holy Roman Empire has a limited mintage of only 30,000!
From Henry VIII of England to Napoleon Bonaparte of France, over the centuries the dynastic destinies of some of the giants of European history were linked to the spectacularly bejewelled crown depicted in exquisite detail on the coin’s obverse. Its reverse shows an image of Otto I on the occasion of his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor at St Peter’s in Rome in 962, from when it is believed the crown dates, having most probably been made by goldsmiths in the Rhineland. Never actually a hereditary title, the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire did, however, remain in the continual possession of the Habsburgs for three and a half centuries as a result of clever diplomacy. Coin Design by: Thomas Pesendorfer.
Struck in 986 fine gold, exclusively in Proof quality with a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces, each coin comes in an attractive box with a numbered certificate of authenticity as well as a replica lapel pin. A prestigious collection case for the whole series of five coins may be purchased separately.
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