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The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Austria – 2 Euros – Bertha von Suttner

The euro coins are a splendid means for all countries in the eurozone to convey their own self-conception. Bertha von Suttner was at the forefront of a peace movement that considered in the early 20th century that all future wars could be prevented. Thus, she is a worthy protagonist for the Austrian euro coins. more ]

The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Austria – 1 Cent – Mozart

Mozart is a brand, just like Coca Cola, Mercedes or Apple. With his name, everything can easily be sold: the Getreidegasse (Grain Lane) in Salzburg, the real Mozartkugeln (Mozart ball) and the country of Austria that depicts on his coins a composer who, strictly speaking isn’t of Austrian descent. more ]

The bone - or rather stone - of contention

There are two nations who both raise a claim to the Prince’s Stone as part of their cultural heritage: Slovenia and Carinthia. This story is a splendid topic for debate that has also manifested itself in numismatics. more ]

Bullion coins part 7: The ducat

Ducats were officially disestablished in Austria in 1858. However you can still buy 1 ducats and 4 ducats for investment purposes at the Austrian Mint, which all bear the date 1915. And in a few minutes you will know why. more ]

20 Ounce Gold Coin celebrates a 20 Year Success Story

Twenty years ago in 1989 the Austrian State Mint passed from the Treasury into the ownership of the central bank. The mint was given the freedom to produce and sell products in accordance with the demands of the modern numismatic and investment markets. One of the very first innovations introduced by the new CEO, Paul Berger, was the production of a gold bullion coin for investment purposes: the Vienna Philharmonic. more ]

Winter Games 2010

In Austria skiing is the King of Sports. Every winter not only Austrians but thousands... more ]

Iron – Worth its Weight in Gold

On 14th April, 2010, the Austrian Mint is issuing the third silver €10 coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”. The new coin recounts the folktale surrounding the discovery of the important iron ore mountain in Styria called the “Erzberg”...
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ROME On the DANUBE

For some five centuries the River Danube formed an essential part of ancient Rome’s northern border against the barbarian tribes of Germania... more ]

Austrian 50 Euro Coin in Honor of Baron Clemens von Pirquet

The commemorative series in gold “Celebrated Physicians of Austria” concludes with a coin for the renowned Viennese doctor, Clemens von Pirquet (1874-1929)... more ]

The world’s largest gold coin was auctioned at the Dorotheum

On June 25, 2010, the world’s largest gold coin was sold at Vienna’s Dorotheum. It realized 3.270 Mio. Euro. more ]

Austria presents its new 5 Euro Commemorative Coin

On June 16, 2010 the Austrian Mint issued a new 5 Euro Coin on the occasion of 75 years High Alpine Road over the Grossglockner mountain pass. more ]

Vienna in the Roman Empire

Since September 8th, 2010 the new Austrian 20-Euro-piece „Vindobona“ has been for sale... more ]

The sleeping emperor – A new commemorative coin of the Austrian Mint

On 13th October, 2010, the Austrian Mint in Vienna has issued the fourth 10 Euro silver coin in its popular series “Tales and Legends in Austria”... more ]

The Crown of St. Stephen – The Mystic Crown of the Kingdom of Hungary

The third coin in the gold series “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” was issued on 10th November, 2010, and is dedicated to the Holy Crown of St. Stephen.... more ]

"The Pummerin" – The Bell of St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The Austrian Mint will issue today the first coin of 2011 celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Pummerin... more ]

Joanneum – Classic Museum and “Friendly Alien” of Graz

In 2011 the Austrian Joanneum celebrates its 200th anniversary. On this occasion the Austrian mint will issue a commemorative coin... more ]

2011 Niobium “Robotics” - Tradition Meets Innovation

The Austrian Mint will issue today the 2011 edition of its highly sought-after niobium and silver bi-metallic coin, this year featuring Robotics...

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Carnuntum – Guardian of Rome’s Northern Border

On April 13, 2011 the Austrian Mint will issue the third coin of the six coin silver series “Rome on the Danube”... more ]

The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

On May 4, 2011 the Austrian Mint issued the fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”. The new coin recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt... more ]

Nicholas von Jacquin – Imperial Botanist

On February 23, 2011 the Austrian Mint issued a 20 euro silver coin celebrating the life of explorer and Imperial Botanist Nicholas von Jacquin... more ]

Mint of Austria: Silver Coin Land of the Forests

The Austrian Mint issues the next 5-euro silver coin in honor of the 2011 United Nations Declaration, the “Year of the Forests”... more ]

Austrian 2011 Annual Set

The Austrian 2011 annual circulation set will also be released on June 15 in special uncirculated quality... more ]

Aguntum: Austrian Mint Issues New Silver Coin in the series “Rome on the Danube”

In September the Austrian Mint will issue the fourth silver coin in the series “Rome on the Danube”. The new 20 euro coin features the thriving town of Aguntum, a well-established center of commerce and trade, founded as early as 30 BC... more ]

“Du Lieber Augustin”: Austria Dedicates Coin to Traditional Song

The sixth and final coin of the popular “Legends of Austria” silver series commemorates a song written in 1679, “Du Lieber Augustin”. It remembers the times of the plague and the miracles wine can work … more ]

A Coin Dedicated To The Mysterious Crown of Bohemia

On November 9, 2011 the Austrian Mint has issued the fourth gold coin in the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” series, featuring the mysterious crown of St. Wenceslas, crown of Bohemia...
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Austrian Mint Announces Its Issuing Program for 2012

The Austrian Mint has published its Issuing Program for 2012. The first coin will be released in 2011. In 2012 the popular series “Rome on the Danube” will be continued. But many other new issues will attract collectors too... more ]

Austrian Mint issues 2012 Calendar Medal dedicated to Mercury

Since the 1930’s the Austrian Mint issues each year a calendar medal. The 2012 medal is dedicated to Mercury. Due to the high silver price the medal will not only be available in silver but for the first time in bronze, too... more ]

Austrian Mint issues 2012 Lucky Tokens

The Austrian Mint has been issuing a Lucky token each year since the 1930’s. For 2012 the motif is the lucky chimney sweep. The coin will be struck in silver and bronze as well... more ]

Cash Logistics – Visiting Geldservice Austria GmbH

Have you ever thought about how it comes that your ATM has always the right banknotes ready to provide you exactly with those you want? In Austria exists a big logistic company, Geldservice Austria (GSA), responsible for distributing cash. We went to see how it works. more ]

Klimt And His Women Told By Coins

The Austrian Mint is going to issue a new 5 part gold coin series celebrating the Austrian art nouveau artist Gustav Klimt. Each coin is dedicated to one of his finest and most famous works. The first coin shows his first portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. more ]

Bionics: 2012 Niobium Coin of Austrian Mint

The Austrian Mint will issue on February 22, 2012 the tenth coin in the silver niobium bimetallic series featuring Bionics. Bionics is the complex interdisciplinary field in which biological systems and evolution are applied in solving engineering problems and developing modern technology. more ]

Austrian contribution to Europa Silver Program “Artists” 2012

The Austrian Mint has issued a new 20 euro silver coin celebrating world-renowned artist Egon Schiele. The coin is Austria’s contribution to the European Union’s collaborative silver program “Artists” in which 14 countries are participating this year. more ]

New “Rome on the Danube” silver coin: Lauriacum

On April 11, 2012 the Austrian Mint has issued the fifth 20 euro silver coin in the intriguing “Rome on the Danube” series dedicated to the town of Lauriacum where today’s twin cities of Lorch and Enns are located. more ]

New Austrian series: “Austria by its Children”

The Austrian Mint has issued on April 25, 2012 the first of a new 10 coin series “Austria, by its Children.” The coin series celebrates Austria through its children. The first coin is dedicated to Styria, the second coin will be issued in autumn 2012...
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“Brigantium” – Final coin in “Rome on the Danube” silver series

On June 13, 2012 the Austrian Mint will issue “Brigantium”, the sixth and final silver coin in the historic “Rome on the Danube” series. It features emperor Valentinian and a navis lusoria, a kind of ship by which the emperor hoped to enforce the Roman position at Brigantium. more ]

Carinthia’s new coin

The Austrian Mint has issued on September 26, 2012 the second 10 euro coin in the series “Austria by Its Children” featuring the province of Carinthia. The coin is available as silver collector coin in proof and uncirculated. In Austria there will also be a circulation coin in copper. more ]

Silver Coin ‘World Alpine Ski Championship 2013’

Exactly 100 days before the World Ski Championship begins in Schladming Austria, the Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euro silver coin in celebration of the “Ski Championship with Heart”. more ]

Austrian series “Crowns of the House of Habsburgs” completed

On November 14, 2012 the Austrian Mint issued the fifth and final coin of the “Crowns of the House of Habsburg” gold coin series. The new coin features the majestic Imperial Crown of Austria. more ]

Austria dances the waltz in silver

On December 12, 2012 the Austrian Mint issued a 5 euro silver coin celebrating one of the best-known dances of all time, the Waltz. For the first time ever a portion will be available in an English-only package. more ]

Austrian Mint Issuing Programme 2013

The Austrian Mint has announced its issuing programme 2013. Collectors will find the traditional New Year’s coin and new editions of popular series like the ‘Federal Provinces’ and ‘Klimt and his women.’ There will be a new series, too: ‘Prehistoric Life.’ more ]

“Tunneling” – Austria’s 2013 Silver-niobium Coin

On January, 23th, 2013 the Austrian Mint issued the highly anticipated silver-niobium coin celebrating the contributions that Austria has made to tunneling. more ]

Austria’s new gold coin Klimt and His Women: “Expectation”

On February 27, 2013 the Austrian Mint has issued the second coin in its five gold coin series celebrating Gustav Klimt, a key painter of the art nouveau period whose art is easily recognized and admired around the world. more ]

Stefan Zweig on Austrian 2013 Europa star silver coin

The 2013 Europa star silver coin series celebrates “European Authors” and the Austrian Mint will honor the humanist and pacifist Stefan Zweig to be featured on the Austrian coin. more ]

Austria by Its Children 3: “Province of Lower Austria”

The Austrian Mint issued on May 17, 2013 the third silver coin in its delightful series “Austria, by its Children.” The new coin features the province of Lower Austria. more ]

Land of Water – Austria celebrates a vital resource of life

On June 5, 2013 the Austrian Mint has issued a 5 euro silver coin celebrating Water, in honour of the UNESCO Year of Water Cooperation 2013. A circulating version in copper will be available only in Austria. more ]

Austrian Mint issues second coin in its series featuring Prehistoric Life

Continuing the adventure with dinosaurs and early life in the water, on land, and in the air, of middle western Europe from the Triassic to the Quaternary period, the Austrian Mint issues the second coin in the exciting series featuring Prehistoric Life and focuses on the Jurassic period now. more ]

Vorarlberg – 4th Issue of 'Austria by Its Children'

The Austrian Mint will issue on October 16, 2013 the fourth silver coin in its delightful series, ‘Austria, by its Children.’ The new coin features the area located the furthest west in Austria, the Province of Voralberg. more ]

Austria honors native wild animals with new coin series

The Austrian Mint begins a new series titled “Wildlife in Our Sights” comprising six gold collector coins. The very first one is out now depicting an animal familiar to many of us: the Red Deer. more ]

Austria’s New Year’s Silver Coin ‘New Year’s Customs’

The Austrian Mint will celebrate the coming of the new year with a 5-euro silver coin honouring some of the charming customs used to welcome in the year. more ]

Austrian Mint’s 2014 Niobium Coin “Evolution”

The 2014 issue of the hugely popular niobium coin from Austrian Mint will celebrate the theme of evolution. That the newest issue features two shades of color, blue and green, is in itself a small (r)evolution. more ]

Austrian Mint Issuing Programme 2014

The Austrian Mint has announced its issuing programme 2014 as scheduled so far. Popular series like Klimt and his Women or the new Prehistoric Life are continued. There will also be the famous niobium coins. more ]

Herbert Wähner is presented Krause Lifetime Achievement Award

Only few artists can rejoice over such great a number of people whose daily life is enriched by their work. Herbert Wähner, engraver at Austrian Mint, has shaped modern numismatics in Austria. Now, he has been presented a lifetime achievement award. more ]

Third Coin in Austrian Mint’s Prehistoric Life Series

On March 19th, the Austrian Mint has issued the third coin in its “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series. After the first two coins moved from “Life in the Water”, to “Life in the Air”, this coin depicts “Life on the Ground”. more ]

Polar Bears at the Zoo – and on 5 Euro coins

On April 9, the Austrian Mint has issued a coin to celebrate the new Polar bear enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo, scheduled to open in May 2014. The Schoenbrunn Zoo is the world’s oldest zoo and actively involved in animal conservation, e.g. of the polar bear. more ]

Austrian Mint issues third Klimt gold coin

On February 19, 2014 the Austrian Mint has issued the third gold coin in its 5-coin series, “Klimt and his Women.” more ]

Salzburg – 5th issue in “Austria by its Children” series

On May 7, the Austrian Mint in Vienna issued the fifth silver coin in its series “Austria by its Children”. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the student who co-designed the reverse of this coin. more ]

Austrian Mint commemorates fall of the Iron Curtain

June 25, 2014, marks a significant milestone in global history as it was 25 years ago that the Iron Curtain began to crumble. The Austrian Mint is celebrating this momentous event with a silver coin that is being issued that day. more ]

“Tertiary Period” – Austria’s new silver coin

On September 10, 2014, the Austrian Mint has issued the fourth coin in its popular “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app. The first two coins of the series moved from “Life in the Water”, to “Life in the Air”. The third and fourth coins represent “Life on the Ground”. more ]

Austrian Mint announces Issuing Programme 2015

The Austrian Mint has announced its issuing programme 2015 as scheduled so far. The ‘Prehistoric Life’ series is continued as well as ‘Klimt and his women’. And of course there will be another niobium coin. more ]

Verdicts in the OeBS kickback affair

Seven defendants were convicted, two were acquitted. Thus ended the trial on October 3, 2014 where executive directors were accused of bribery in order to get remunerative contracts for the Austrian Security Printing OeBS. more ]

Austrian Mint’s “Wildlife in Our Sights” Series: Wild Boar

In 2013, the Austrian Mint introduced a new coin series, “Wildlife in Our Sights”. The second gold coin in the program features the Wild Boar, looking out at you with a knowing grin from its golden background. more ]

Tyrol - Sixth issue in «Austria by its Children» series

The sixth silver coin in the "Austria, Piece by Piece" series designed with the help of children will feature Tyrol, a land of fairy tales with beautiful mountain vistas, lovely lakes and lush green landscape dotted with castles in the heart of the Alps. more ]

The Bat and The Ball: “Die Fledermaus” Coin From Austrian Mint

Austrian Mint has issued its new 5 euros silver coin celebrating the renowned Johann Strauss operetta celebrating a bat at a formal dance, “Die Fledermaus”. more ]

Austrian Mint’s Klimt and his Women named Coin of the Year 2015

The Austrian Mint’s 2013 Klimt and his Women 50-euro gold coin has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges. The trophy will be presented January 31, 2015 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. more ]

Fifth and Final Silver Coin in Austrian Mint’s Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Star of the coin is the well-known woolly mammoth. more ]

Austrian Mint’s new Niobium Coin “Cosmology”: The Entire Universe in a Coin

This year’s bimetallic niobium and silver coin from the Austrian Mint features “Cosmology”. The reverse of the coin shows the “European Extremely Large Telescope”, the obverse illustrates the all-encompassing field of cosmology, i.e. the whole galaxy. more ]

Austrian Mint celebrates 450th Anniversary of The Spanish Riding School

This year the world famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna is celebrating the 450th anniversary of its founding. The Austrian Mint dedicates a new silver coin to this anniversary, designed by Thomas Pesendorfer and Herbert Waehner. more ]

Austrian Mint issues fourth Klimt Gold Coin

On April 15, 2015 the Austrian Mint issued the fourth gold coin in its 5-coin series, “Klimt and his Women.” The coin shows details from Klimt’s paintings “Jurisprudence” and “Medicine”. more ]

Austrian Mint celebrates 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

The Austrian Mint issued a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army on May 6, 2015. The reverse of the nine-sided coin depicts a rescue operation during a peacekeeping mission. more ]

Austria Starts Series Celebrating Mozart

The Austrian Mint will issue a new silver coin to begin a set of 3 silver coins entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. more ]

Austrian Mint honors Vienna Opera Ball

On 20 January 2016 the Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin to celebrate the Vienna Opera Ball’s 60th anniversary, with a blush of pink flowers printed on the coin. more ]

Programme of the Austrian Mint 2016

Austrian Mint has published its Programme 2016. The first coin will be ‘Vienna Opera Ball’. Among others the popular series ‘Klimt and his Women’ and ‘Wildlife in our Sights’ will be continued. Here is a comprehensive list. more ]

Austria releases capercaillie gold coin “Wildlife in Our Sights”

The Austrian Mint issues the third gold coin in the “Wildlife in Our Sights” program. The six coin series celebrates the diversity of Europe’s native wildlife as well as the sustainable management of their habitats. more ]

Austria by its Children Piece by Piece

The Austrian Mint issues the eighth silver coin of the well-received “Austria by Its Children” program, featuring the eastern province of Burgenland. more ]

Latest release of Austrian Mint: New Year’s Concert Vienna Philharmonic

This year, the annual New Year’s silver coin issued by the Austrian Mint features the New Year’s concert performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra which is broadcasted world-wide. more ]

Austria’s new niobium coin: Time

On 9 March 2016 Austrian Mint will issue the newest issue of the hugely successful and sought after bi-metallic niobium and silver coin series, this year honoring time. more ]

The Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin in Platinum

The Austrian Mint has issued the famous Vienna Philharmonic in Platinum for the very first time. Now, there are three versions of the Philharmonic: in Gold, Silver and Platinum. more ]

Austrian Mint concludes Klimt and His Women Series with “The Kiss”

On April 13, 2016, The Austrian Mint will issue the fifth and final gold coin in the “Klimt and His Women” series. The coin honours the internationally renowned painting “The Kiss”. more ]

Austrian Mint issues second Mozart coin: “Amade”

The Austrian Mint will issue on 11 May 2016 the second silver coin of the 3 silver coin set “Mozart”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second coin titled “Amade” as he liked to be called, focuses on his adult life. more ]

Final issue of “Austria by its Children” series celebrates Upper Austria

The Austrian Mint concludes its popular “Austria by Its Children” program with the final silver coin: Designed by a 9 year old school girl, it celebrates the province of Upper Austria. more ]

Austria releases final issue of Mozart Series

Completing its three-part Mozart Series, the Austrian Mint releases the final 20 euro coin under the title “Mozart: The Legend”. It focuses on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Magical Flute as his most famous work. more ]

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