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50 schilling AUSTRIA (1999) Johann Strauss

50 schilling 1999 Johann Strauss - Austrian coins
50 schilling 1999 Johann Strauss - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
26.5 mm 8.15 g 2.1 mm Cu92Al6Ni2 / CuNi - Ni plated
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)
in the coin centre a bust of composer facing slightly right; on the left in two lines two dates: 1825 / 1899; on the right two statues from the monument of Strauss in the City Park in Vienna, who are connected with a piece of sheet music of Strauss' most famous composition - unofficial national anthem of Austria - At the beautiful blue Danube; along the top edge: JOHANN STRAUSS
issue date:
22 X 1999
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
Herbert Wähner, Helmut Andexlinger
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
1999 600 000
interesting facts:
This coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of death of the Waltz King Johann Strauss II (1825-1899). Below you will find a piece of Strauss' monument in the City Park (Stadtpark) in Vienna, which was an inspiration for the designers of this 50-Schilling coin.

Strauss' monument in the City Park in Vienna
photo: böhringer friedrich; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 7 X 2012

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