2003 German 100 Euro Gold Proof - Quedlinburg Abbey
In 2003 Germany issued a gold proof 100 euro coin to commemorate the Quedlinburg Abbey.
World Heritage is of interest to us all and we are all responsible for its preservation.
In 1994 the medieval old town of Quedlinburg was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and now ranks among the invaluable and irreplaceable property of all mankind.
According to Wikipedia:
The town of Quedlinburg is known since at least the early 9th century, when a settlement known as Gross Orden existed at the eastern bank of the river Bode. As such the city is first mentioned in 922, as part of a donation by Henry the Fowler. The records of this donation were collected at the abbey of Corvey.
After Henry's death in 936, his widow Saint Mathilda founded a religious community for women ("Frauenstift") on the castle hill, where daughters of the higher nobility were educated. The main task of this collegiate foundation, Quedlinburg Abbey (where the Annals of Quedlinburg were compiled), was to pray for the memory of King Henry and the rulers that came after him. The first abbess was Mathilde, granddaughter of Henry and Saint Mathilde.
The obverse of this coin is typical for a German euro issue. Its inscription reads:
100 EURO 2003
The reverse shows the abbey, and is inscribed:-
Prices & Availability
Date ||Denomination||Description||Grade||Issue Limit||Availability||Price £||Price $
2003||100 Euros||Quedlinburg Abbey||Proof in Box, FDC||400,000||Yes||£Ask||$Ask
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Obverse of 2003 Gold Proof 100 Euro
Quedlinburg Abbey on Reverse of 2003 Gold Proof 100 Euro