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50 schilling AUSTRIA (2000) Ferdinand Porsche

50 schilling 2000 Ferdinand Porsche - Austrian coins
50 schilling 2000 Ferdinand Porsche - 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)
on the right a head of Autrian constructor en face, on the left his vehicle - an electric car built for teh Lohner company; along the top edge: FERDINAND PORSCHE 1875-1951; along the bottom edge: 100 JAHRE LOHNER-PORSCHE (100 years of Lohner-Porsche); at the left edge year of issue: 2000
issue date:
6 IV 2000
withdrawal date:
28 II 2002
Herbert Wähner, Thomas Pesendorfer (initials TP below constructor's chin on the reverse)
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
2000 600 000
interesting facts:
This coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of constructing Lohner-Porsche - the first hybrid car in the world by Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951) in 1899-1900.

The first hybrid car Lohner-Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche
photo: Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive); licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 7 X 2012

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