The Austrian Mint has started accepting orders for the seventh coin in the “Austria Piece By Piece” series, which highlights the nine federal provinces of Austria. The series features reverse designs created by children living in each province, along with an obverse design depicting a UNESCO world heritage site located in the province. The first nine coins in the series will depict each of the federal provinces within Austria with the tenth and final coin celebrating the country as a whole.
The latest release for the series features Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria, as well as one of the nine provinces.
The obverse design of the coin features a varied collection of some of Vienna’s most iconic institutions, from the State Opera to the Secession. This serves to emphasize the sheer concentration of cultural gems that make Vienna’s historic center a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The reverse of the coin is based on a drawing by Viktoria Pinzer, the 11-year-old schoolgirl who won the design competition. It features a depiction of St Stephen’s, the city’s magnificent 12th-century cathedral.
The 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin is struck in 92.5% silver with a diameter of 32 mm and weight of 17.30 grams. The proof version carries a mintage of 30,000 pieces, while a special uncirculated version has a mintage of 40,000. There is also a mintage of 130,000 copper uncirculated pieces.
A release date of June 10, 2015 is indicated on the Austrian Mint website. Orders are already being accepted for the coins at this page.