5 euro: Tyrolean Resistance Fighters 1809

Series: Austria: Silver 5 euro coins

5 euro Tyrolean Resistance Fighters 1809 - 2009 - Series: Silver 5 euro coins - Austria

The new silver coin shows the bearded Andreas Hofer in his characteristic broadbrimmed hat. Beside him stands Giuseppina Negrelli holding the flag of Tyrol. This "lady captain" represents the little known role of women in the popular revolt against Napoleon.