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20 schilling AUSTRIA (1983-1993) Hochosterwitz Castle

20 schilling 1983-1993 Hochosterwitz Castle - Austrian coins Edge of 20 schilling 1983-1993 Hochosterwitz Castle - Austrian coins
20 schilling 1983-1993 Hochosterwitz Castle - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
27.7 mm 8.0 g 1.9 mm Cu92Al6Ni2
obverse:
in the coin centre inside a square with rounded corners in two lines face value: 20 / SCHILLING; below year of issue divided by a shield in colours of Austrian flag; along the top edge: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria)
reverse:
view to the mountain with Hochosterwitz Castle; below in two lines: KÄRNTEN (Carinthia) and year of issue; next to it a shield from Carinthia's Coat of Arms; along the top edge: BURG HOCHOSTERWITZ (Hochosterwitz Castle)
edge:
plain with nineteen concave disks / plain in year 1993
issue date:
15 III 1983
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
Kurt Bodlak (signature BODLAK in the rock right from Carinthia's Coat of Arms on the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
1983 1 002 000
1991 100 000
1992 100 000
1993 180 000
interesting facts:
Entire year 1993 was struck with a plain edge.

Hochosterwitz Castle (German: Burg Hochosterwitz) - medevial castle in Austrian Carinthia State built on a 175-metre high dolomite rock. Below a photo of the castle and a shield from Carinthia's Coat of Arms.

Hochosterwitz Castle
last update: 7 X 2012

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