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2019 Austria Silver Proof Reaching for the Sky Dream of Flight (w/ Box & COA)

SKU 17227

Few endeavors have captured the human imagination throughout history like the possibility of flight. While billions of people take this opportunity for granted today, it was just a dream until fairly recently. Now this new four-coin series that goes from the vision to the reality starts with this Dream of Flight Silver Proof. Part of a mintage of 30,000 pieces, this coin was struck from 22.42 g of .925 fine silver at the Vienna Mint. The coin remains in its original mint packaging and will arrive in GEM Proof condition.

Product Highlights:

  • Contains .7208 oz of .925 Fine Silver.
  • Icarus wears a flight contraption that was devised by Leonard da Vinci on the foreground of the obverse, while an elaborately designed balloon, the brainchild of the Montgolfier brothers, soars beyond. Saturn, along with its famous rings, is in the sky, giving the holder the chance to contemplate the possibility of more space travel in the future. The name of the issuing country, is inscribed in its native German, "REPUBLIK OSTERREICH," on the rim, while additional inscriptions offer coin's face value, "20 EURO," and date, "2019."
  • The reverse revisits Prussia in the 19th century. Onlookers watch in amazement as Otto Lilienthal soars through the air in a glider. "STURMFLUGEL MODELL" is inscribed on the bottom, identifying the device.

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