5 euro – Spring Awakening
Series: Austria – Silver 5 euro coins
Put a spring in your step with the Easter Coin 2019 – Spring Awakening. After the long, cold sleep of winter, spring is the time of year when the natural world bursts back to life in an explosion of activity. A time of hope and rebirth, spring is also host to Easter, the oldest of the Christian festivals. Held on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox, Easter may shift every year but Easter and Spring belong together. Easter and our ever-popular Easter coins belong together, too. The Easter Coin 2019 features a whole host of plants and animals typical of the season of abundance. Bees busily collect pollen and a butterfly, the ultimate symbol of transformation and rebirth, flaps its wings. Spring flowers adorn the coin’s outer edge, while a hare, the symbol of fertility, takes centre stage. Also symbolic of Easter, the hare is the predecessor of the Easter Bunny, that endearing creature who brings Easter eggs for children.