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20 schilling AUSTRIA (1998) Michael Pacher - Sankt Wolfgang

20 schilling 1998 Michael Pacher - Austrian coins
20 schilling 1998 Michael Pacher - 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: 1998 divided by a shield in colours of Austrian flag; along the top edge: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria)
reverse:
on the right the Pacher Altair from the church of St. Wolfgang in Sankt Wolfgang; in the background the iew to this church; along the top edge: MICHAEL PACHER 1498; along the bottom edge: ST. WOLFGANG
edge:
plain
issue date:
4 III 1998
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
Kurt Bodlak, Herbert Wähner (initials WH below the altair at the right edge of the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
1998 200 000
interesting facts:
This coin commemorates the 500th anniversary of death of Michael Pacher (ca. 1430-1498) - Austrian painter and sculptor. His most famous creation is an altair in St. Wolfgang's church in Austrian town Sankt Wolfgang, which shows scenes from life of Virgin Mary. Lower a photo of the church.

Altair in St. Wolfgang's church

St. Wolfgang's church
photo: Nick Stenning; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 7 X 2012

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