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20 schilling AUSTRIA (1994) 800 Years of Vienna Mint

20 schilling 1994 Veinna Mint - Austrian coins
20 schilling 1994 Veinna Mint - 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: 1994 divided by a shield in colours of Austrian flag; along the top edge: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria)
reverse:
in the coin centre the facade of Vienna Mint building; on the left vertically: 800 JAHRE (800 years), on the right vertically: MÜNZE WIEN (of Vienna Mint); below two dates: 1194-1994
edge:
plain
issue date:
16 II 1994
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
Kurt Bodlak, Thomas Pesendorfer (initials TP on the bottom of the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
1995 2 000 000
interesting facts:
The facade of the Vienna Mint (Austrian Mint) - founded in 1194 by Duke of Austria Leopold V the Babenberg. Money for launching the mint came from the ransom paid by imprisoned King of England Richard the Lionheart.

The Vienna Min
photo: Contributor; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 7 X 2012

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