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20 schilling AUSTRIA (1995) 1000 years of Krems

20 schilling 1995 - 1000 years of Krems - Austrian coins
20 schilling 1995 - 1000 years of Krems - 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: 1995 divided by a shield in colours of Austrian flag; along the top edge: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria)
reverse:
in the coin centre a rectangle with characteristic monuments or Krems including the Steiner Tor; in the background waves symbolising Danube River; above: 1000 JAHRE (1000 years); below: KREMS; on the left and right two dates: 995 / 1995
edge:
plain
issue date:
2 III 1995
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
Kurt Bodlak, Christa Reiter (signature C.REITER in the bottom right corner of the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
1995 2 000 000
interesting facts:
This coin commemorates 1000 years of founding Krems - Austrian city located in Lower Austria state at the Grosse Krems River junction with Danube River. The city is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Below a photo of the gothic city gate Steiner Tor.

City gate Steiner Tor
last update: 7 X 2012

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