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50 schilling AUSTRIA (1996) 1000 Years of Austria

50 schilling 1996 - 1000 Years of Austria - Austrian coins
50 schilling 1996 - 1000 Years of Austria - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
26.5 mm 8.15 g 2.1 mm Cu92Al6Ni2 / CuNi - Ni plated
obverse:
in the coin centre face value: 50 surrounded by nine Coats of Arms of states forming Austria; along the bottom edge:: SCHILLING; along the top edge: • REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH • (Republic of Austria)
reverse:
in the coin centre Margrave Heinrich I in armour, holding a banner of the Babenberg dynasty and riding on a horse right; below a shield in colours of Austrian flag; behind the horse-rider along the coin's core: HEINRICH I.; along the bottom edge: 1000 JAHRE OSTARRICHI 996-1996 (1000 years of Austria 996-1996)
edge:
plain
issue date:
23 X 1996
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
Herbert Wähner, Andreas I. Zanaschka (signature ZANASCHKA on the right from the Austrian shield on the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
1996 900 000
interesting facts:
The inscription found on the reverse Ostarrîchi means literally Eastern Borderland. This word was used for the first time in a document of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III from 996. Ostarrîchi is the source for word Österreich (Austria).
last update: 7 X 2012

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