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20 schilling AUSTRIA (1987-1993) Archbishop Johann Ernst

20 schilling 1987-1993 Johann Ernst von Thun - Austrian coins Edge of 20 schilling 1987-1993 Johann Ernst von Thun - Austrian coins
20 schilling 1987-1993 Johann Ernst von Thun - 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:
in the coin centre archbishop's Coat of Arms held by a lion and a unicorn; lower two dates: 1687 1709; above the Coat of Arms lettering in a ribbon: IN DOMINO CONFIDO (in Latin in Lord the trust); along the top edge: ERZBISCHOF JOHANN ERNST GRAF THUN (Archbishop Johann Ernst Count of Thun); along the bottom edge in two lines: SALZBURG and year of issue
edge:
plain with nineteen concave disks (in years 1987-1992) / plain (in 1993)
issue date:
17 III 1987
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
Kurt Bodlak, Josef Kaiser (signature KAISER above SALZBURG on the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
1987 508 000
1991 100 000
1992 100 000
1993 180 000
interesting facts:
Entire year 1993 was struck with a plain edge.

This coin commemorates 300 years of electing Johann Ernst (1643-1709) Archbishop of Salzburg. The archbishop was a patron of baroque arts. He began reconstruction of Salzburg according to this architectonic style.
last update: 7 X 2012

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