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50 schilling AUSTRIA (1998) Konrad Lorenz

50 schilling 1998 Konrad Lorenz - Austrian coins
50 schilling 1998 Konrad Lorenz - 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:
a bust of Austrian ornithologist facing right; on his right three grey geese; below in two lines two dates: 1973 / 1998; along the edge: • 25 JAHRE NOBELPREIS KONRAD LORENZ • (25 years of the Nobel Prize for Konrad Lorenz)
edge:
plain
issue date:
14 X 1998
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
designer:
Herbert Wähner, Thomas Pesendorfer (initials TP on Lorenz' right shoulder on the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
1998 1 200 000
interesting facts:
Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) - Austrian zoologist and ornithologist, Nobel Prize winner in medicine and physiology in 1973. Geese shown on the coin were his favourite object of studies.

Konrad Lorenz
photo: Eurobas; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 7 X 2012

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