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10 euros AUSTRIA 2023 - The dandelion "The chamomile"

€49,00 EUR

10 euros AUSTRIA 2023 - The dandelion

The second coin in the Language of Flowers series is dedicated to a plant that divides public opinion. For some, dandelion is just an annoying weed, while for others it is the most underrated plant. Whichever side of the debate you fall on, the dandelion is undoubtedly one of the most joyful signs that winter is over and spring has arrived.

The dandelion's golden yellow flower, toothed leaves and spherical seeds make it instantly recognizable. Unlike most other plants, the dandelion represents numerous myths and superstitions that are specifically related to its seed head. Some say that the wishes made by blowing the seeds of the plant will come true, others that you can send a message to a loved one by concentrating on what you would like to convey while blowing the seeds in their direction. Therefore, it is not surprising that the dandelion represents “a wish come true” in the language of flowers. This idea is beautifully illustrated on the obverse of the coin in the shape of a young woman with flowers in her hair and blowing dandelion seeds. Alongside an ornamental side image of a dandelion, elegantly printed in color, the reverse of the coin features an impression of an actual dandelion with open and closed flowers.

Humans have used dandelions as food and as an herbal remedy for centuries; They also provide an important source of food for birds and insects early in the season. The plant is believed by many to have mystical and magical qualities, and much of its folklore relates to its ability to answer questions or bring good luck. Dandelions are also linked to perseverance, strength in adversity, clarity of purpose and are believed to impart lion-like courage. They are even said to represent the qualities of warmth, radiance, enlightenment, healing, hope, transformation and growth. So what's not to love about this tough little "weed"?

  • Issue date: March 8, 2023
  • Quality: Test
  • Series: The language of flowers
  • Face value: 10 euros
  • Coin design: Kathrin Kuntner, Rebecca Wilding
  • Diameter: 32.00mm
  • Alloy: Silver Ag 925
  • Fine Weight: 15.56g/0.50oz
  • Total weight: 16.82 grams
  • Packaging: Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and a protective sleeve.