5 euro: The Easter Bunny
Series: Austria: Silver 5 euro coins
Originating in Germany during the Renaissance, the “Osterhase” (literally the Easter hare) was a folkloric figure among the followers of Martin Luther that judged whether children were behaving correctly at the beginning of Eastertide. Today the Easter Bunny is a far less judgmental creature who brings eggs for all children irrespective of their behaviour. On this Easter Coin 2018, Michael Powolny’s famous rabbit has one ear lying flat and the other raised as if eavesdropping on a conversation. This is what invests this quirky specimen with so much life and soul. The adorable creature is flanked on the coin by a forget-me-not pattern also by Augarten Porcelain Manufactory.