Austrian Coins

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

On September 9, The Austrian Mint will issue a new silver coin to begin a set of three silver coins entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name, arguably, makes up the three most famous words in musical history. The obverse of the coin […]

The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/6/2015. Coin design contests are nothing new; the American public was invited to design the nation’s bicentennial coinage, and in-house competition between engravers and designers has produced many of what we consider classic 20th century United States coins. But gosh darnit […]

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, After three eventful auction days the final bid was taken on June 25. More than 4,000 lots were auctioned off. The total result was almost €9 million ($9.9 million USD), including buyers premium. Auction 263 started with gold and silver coins from the Friedrich […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Reopening of the Burgtheater and Opera 1955 | Wiederöffnung von Burg und Oper 1955 10-Euro Silver Coin (2005)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Reopening of the Burgtheater and Opera 1955 | Wiederöffnung von Burg und Oper 1955 10-Euro Silver Coin (2005)

The Burgtheater is Europe’s second-oldest extant theater and one of the most important venues for theater in the German-speaking world. Born in 1741 under the instructions of Empress Maria Theresa, the famed venue was home to the first performances of three Mozart operas–as well as Beethoven’s 1st Symphony on April 2, 1800. The building itself […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Collecting the Coins of Austria: Arstetten Castle | Schloß Arstetten (2004)

Artstetten Castle traces its origins back to the 13th century. Over the years, numerous families have resided at the estate, renovating the castle to suit the times and their tastes. In 1823, the castle was acquired by Austrian Emperor Franz I. His influence can be seen in the configuration of the residence’s chestnut trees. Two […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

Austrian Mint to Issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

On May 6, 2015, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the occupation of Austria ended with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, declaring Austria a neutral and peaceful country for all time. […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Schloss Hof (Schloß Hof) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Schloss Hof | Schloß Hof  (2003) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine silver. […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo 5 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Silver Coin – 250th Anniversary of Schönbrunn Zoo | Tiergarten Schönbrunn  (2002) Once the imperial stomping grounds of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I (1708-1765), the Schönbrunn Zoo, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is the oldest zoo in the world and is home to more than 600 species of animals, including […]

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Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Coin – Bertha von Suttner Type (2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present) The 2 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a nickel-brass center with a copper-nickel outer ring. Along with the 1 euro coin, the 2 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 1 Euro Coin (2002-Present) The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with the 2 euro coin, the 1 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and […]

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Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium 25 euro coin has sold out, according to Kirsten Petersen of the Austrian Mint. The coin, which sports a mid-century modern design aesthetic, shows a cosmos filled with planets and stars and celebrates mankind’s efforts to peak beyond the protective envelope of our planet. To see the CoinWeek […]

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Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim […]

By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has an attractive crimped […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller than the 5 euro cent but weighs 0.18 grams more. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel 1, 2, and […]

By December 12, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
The Maria Teresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part II

The Maria Teresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part II

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   *** Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out David Alexander’s  first installment of this excellent two-part history of Austria’s Maria Teresa Taler by clicking here.   At the end of her eventful life, Maria Theresa received greater love from her peoples than she did in the stressful opening years of her […]

Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

This year’s highly anticipated bimetallic niobium and silver from the Austrian Mint features “Cosmology” and will be issued today. It fittingly illuminates the new year with two colours: blue and gold. Cosmology connects all the parts of the universe as a whole, and follows the evolution of it from beginning to end. The blue and […]

By December 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of the United States’ 5-cent coin in size and value, but at 3.92 grams, is a little more than 20% lighter than an American “nickel”. Curiously, the 5 euro cent lacks […]

Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications’ 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence in coin design with its annual awards. This year’s competition was especially tough, with many high-quality collectible coins in contention. Austria’s three category winners are as follows: Best Gold Coin […]

By November 20, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has little purchasing power but is favored by Germany and a handful of other Eurozone […]

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia:   1 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The smallest of the circulating euro coins, the diminutive 1 euro cent has virtually no purchasing power but, much like the cent in the United States, it circulates widely as a change-making coin. The 1 euro cent replaced the 10 groschen as Austria’s lowest value circulating coin […]

Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series

Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194.  The modern Austrian Mint dates to 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed.  It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins. […]

By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part I

The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part I

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the United States and the world over. However, fewer collectors have ever paused to give the coin the really close examination it deserves, or delved into its colorful two-century history and […]

Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Andrea Lang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. It was 25 years ago that the Austrian Mint offered the first Philharmonic bullion to the numismatic marketplace. Since the coin has grown in popularity to become of the most favored bullion items in the world. Andrea Lang talks about the success […]

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