Tag: Austrian Mint

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 […]

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Wolfgang: The Wonderkind 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) impact on Austrian culture is just as vital today as it was when the young prodigy took the Viennese opera scene by storm at the age of 16 when he composed his first opera, “Bastien und Bastienne”. To celebrate his musical genius, The Austrian Mint will issue a three-coin silver […]

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Luxembourg 2015 Castle Brandenbourg 5-Euro Silver-Niobium Coin

Description:   The 2015 Castle Brandenbourg Castle 5-euro silver-niobium coin is the seventh of nine silver-niobium coins honoring Luxembourg castles to be struck by the Austrian Mint for Luxembourg. Each coin is struck “Proof-like” with a smooth edge, a diameter of 34 mm, and a total weight of 16.6 grams. The coin’s outer ring is […]

Luxembourg to Issue Castle Brandenburg Silver-Niobium Coin, Congress of Vienna Silver Coin

Luxembourg to Issue Castle Brandenburg Silver-Niobium Coin, Congress of Vienna Silver Coin

By Central Bank of Luxembourg….   On Thursday, July 23, 2015, several numismatic products will be available for sale at the Central Bank of Luxembourg (Banque Centrale Luxembourg) numismatic space, including: The Castle Brandenburg silver-niobium coin is the seventh in a series of nine pieces dedicated to Luxembourg castles. The obverse features a representation of […]

By July 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Austria 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

Austria 2015 Vienna 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: From the Austrian Mint: One of the world’s five biggest cities a century ago, Vienna may no longer be the capital of a huge empire but it is still a world leader in terms of its quality of life. The economic and cultural dynamism, and superb infrastructure of the modern metropolis have led to Vienna […]

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 […]

CoinWeek Designer’s Profile: Thomas Pesedorfer

CoinWeek Designer’s Profile: Thomas Pesedorfer

Austrian Mint Chief Engraver Thomas Pesedorfer’s coin designs have elevated the Austrian Mint in international status and has helped the historic firm become a world leader in innovate coin design. His award-winning design for the Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin is known the world around and his carefully executed designs on other coins shows his keen eye for […]

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 […]

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Gender Politics and the Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal feat. Conchita Wurst

Special Commentary by CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan….   2015 marks the 23rd year of the Life Ball, a fundraising event held each year in Vienna, Austria. Proceeds from the event fund AIDS education and awareness programs. Combining exclusive formal dinner events, couture designer fashion shows, live music and art, the Life Ball has become one of […]

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. […]

By March 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By March 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, two new books by Stack’s Bowers founder Q. David Bowers, CoinWeek’s weekly giveaway of the Austrian Mint’s Niobium coin “Cosmology”, and this week’s sales figures from the United States Mint.   Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is the […]

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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, […]

By February 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By February 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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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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 […]

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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 […]

 
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