|The Austrian Official Blister of 2017 comprises a full set of eight coins, from 1 cent to 2 euros.
Celebrating half a millennium since the completion of the tomb of Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich III (1415–1493), the Official Austrian Euro Coin Set 2017 features a detail of the impressive red marble sarcophagus in Vienna’s St Stephen’s Cathedral. Although the tomb was completed in 1517, the mortal remains of Friedrich III, whose rule lay the foundations of the Habsburg dynasty, were actually interred in the tomb three years earlier, when the monarch had already been dead for 20 years. Designed by Dutchman Niclas Gerhaert van Leyden, the tomb is one of the most important late gothic sculptures in existence.
Issue date: December 2016