Austrian Mint

Austrian Mint Colourful Creatures €3 Coin SeriesThe Austrian Mint introduced its Colourful Creatures series with this month’s release of a coin depicting the fledermaus (bat). The Mint’s first ever €3 collection includes 12 coins that glow in the dark.

Coins of the series will be issued every three months until they are all released. Limited to 50,000 pieces per issue, the scheduled coins and their themed reverse designs include […]

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Austrian Robotics Bimetallic CoinThe Austrian Mint has issued the 2011 edition of its highly sought after niobium and silver bimetallic coin, this year featuring Robotics.

Robotics is no longer science fiction but an integral part of our daily lives. Almost every aspect of our modern lives has been touched by Robotics from simple tasks such as vacuuming, or pool cleaning to precision manufacturing or voice controls in cars, protecting soldiers in the field and exploration of outer space, to name but a few […]

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2011 20€ Nicholas von Jacquin Silver CoinThe Austrian Mint has issued a 20 euro silver coin celebrating the life of explorer and Imperial Botanist Nicholas von Jacquin.

This coin is part of the European series, which includes 8 countries that are issuing a coin this year as part of the "Europa Star" program.

The obverse of the coin depicts a three quarter portrait of Jacquin in the upper left half of the design field, along with a carefully detailed depiction of the plant "iris variegata" one of his many discoveries, to the right […]

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Austria 2010 Crown of St. Stephen Gold CoinThe third coin in the gold series "Crowns of the House of Habsburg" was issued by the Austrian Mint on 10th November, 2010, and is dedicated to the Hungarian crown: the Holy Crown of St. Stephen.

Stephen (969/975 – 1038) was the first Christian King of Hungary. He was responsible for converting the kingdom to Christianity, sometimes even through force.

Around the year 1000 his ambassadors approached Pope Sylvester II in Rome for the papal blessing and a crown for Stephen’s pending […]

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Austria Charlemagne In Untersberg Silver CoinThe Austrian Mint in Vienna has issued the fourth €10 silver coin in its popular series "Tales and Legends in Austria." The new coin deals with the old legend of a famous emperor and his army sleeping deep beneath the mountain called Untersberg awaiting the recall to life.

The emperor in the legend is Charlemagne, King of the Franks, who was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope in the year 800. The story tells that Charlemagne and his army dwell under the Untersberg, a mountain between Salzburg and Bavaria, where he rules over princes, warriors and dwarfs […]

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The second coin in the Austrian Mint’s new series "Rome on the Danube" is dedicated to the famous city of Vienna that began its existence as a military outpost on the northern borders of the Roman Empire.

Austria 2010 Rome On The Danube Vindobona Silver Coin

The 20 Euro Vindobona silver coin commemorative was issued on 8th September, 2010, and is eagerly awaited by coin collectors and fans of Roman history alike.

Like so many Roman towns and fortresses VINDOBONA, Roman Vienna, was preceded by Celtic settlements. It was an area where two important trade routes crossed, the Amber Road from the north down to Italy and the River Danube itself.

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Hannibal crossed the Alps with elephants, Caesar marched over them, Napoleon rode across, ladies and gentlemen were carried across in chairs, but the Grossglockner High Alpine Road enables the crossing from the province of Salzburg to Carinthia in the south by motorcar, bus, motorbike or even bicycle, and that over Austria’s highest mountain — the […]

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The commemorative series in gold "Celebrated Physicians of Austria" concludes with a coin for the renowned Viennese doctor, Clemens von Pirquet (1874-1929). Austria 2010 50€ Clemens von Pirquet Gold Proof Coin (Click image to enlarge) Clemens von Pirquet was born in 1874 just outside Vienna. His father had been a member of the imperial parliament, […]

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For some five centuries the River Danube formed an essential part of ancient Rome’s northern border against the barbarian tribes of Germania.

Austria 2010 20€ Rome On The Danube Virunum Silver Coin
Austria 2010 20€ Rome On The Danube Virunum Silver Coin
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The Austrian Mint’s new silver series called "Rome on the Danube" breathes life back into the ruined remains of the towns and forts that played such prominent roles in the life of the Roman Empire in Austria.

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Global warming, climate conferences, rising oil prices are constantly in the news. The earth’s resources of coal and oil are large but finite, and neither is a "clean" fuel.

Austrian Renewable Energy Bimetallic Coin
Austrian Renewable Energy Bimetallic Coin
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The dangers of atomic reactors and the thousand years’ threat of radioactive rubbish fill many people with dread. But our industry, our living standards, our life style demand vast quantities of energy — power to run our factories, drive our transport, run our house-holds. Is the answer to be found in Nature, in "Renewable Energy."

This year’s 25 Euro silver-niobium coin from the Austrian Mint is dedicated to this topic of renewable energy. The niobium center is a shining blue this time. On the obverse the artist/ engraver Helmut Andexlinger has depicted the cycle of nature in a tree.

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