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Superb Austrian 100 Corona Gold, Deep Cameo 1839 Proof Sovereign at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics is pleased to offer a fresh selection of coins and medals that we have assembled for your consideration. We hope that you may find something of interest among the new items. Atlas remains actively interested in purchasing individual items and whole collections. We are happy to assist with shipping and insurance […]

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Superb Austrian 100 Corona Gold, Deep Cameo 1839 Proof Sovereign at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Atlas Numismatics is pleased to offer a fresh selection of coins and medals that we have assembled for your consideration. We hope that you may find something of interest among the new items. Atlas remains actively interested in purchasing individual items and whole collections. We are happy to assist with shipping and […]

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Talers of the Habsburg Dynasty in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The Habsburgs came to dominate European affairs for nearly four centuries, with the family name eventually becoming synonymous with that of the Holy Roman Empire. This exalted status wasn’t always the case, however, as the family started with a small holding along the Rhine. […]

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The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

Modern World Coins & Currency By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to […]

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Austria: Third coin in popular silver Proof coin series, “Knights’ Tales,” features courage

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The Austrian Mint has released (15th April) the third coin in their popular series entitled “Knights’ Tales,” which is a fascinating five-coin set in which the theme travels back in time to a bygone age of knightly virtues, fearsome gentlemen, and authentic heroes

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A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Niobium Coin Article Originally by Louis Golino and Updated April 2020 by CoinWeek …..   The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints, with historical roots that date back to 1194. It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins,however since 2003 the mint has […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

This extraordinary 1oz gold high relief coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, […]

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First of Its Kind Silver Coin From Austrian Mint Celebrates Centenary of Salzburg Festival

20 EURO SILVER COIN “CENTENARY OF THE SALZBURG FESTIVAL” on Wednesday 22, 2020 By the Austrian Mint …… To celebrate this major cultural event, which is constantly in the process of reinventing itself, as well as this unique centenary coin, we have come up with a particularly innovative coin design. We believe it does the […]

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Austria: 2020 begins with new celebratory holiday silver and copper collector’s coins

The Austrian Mint has launched new 2020-dated New Year’s collector’s coins with the theme of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870. In keeping with the anniversary, the 2020 New Year’s coin features the Greek god, Apollo

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Austria: 2020 begins with new celebratory holiday silver and copper collector’s coins

The Austrian Mint has launched new 2020-dated New Year’s collector’s coins with the theme of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870. In keeping with the anniversary, the 2020 New Year’s coin features the Greek god, Apollo

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Breslau 5 Ducats Gold Coin, Hanoi Exposition Gold Medal Among Atlas Numismatics New Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, November 14-17, 2019, being held at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore. If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Atlas Numismatics […]

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Austria: Popular collector series “Reaching for the Sky” continues with second silver Proof coin

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The Mint of Austria has launched (16th October) the second coin in the series entitled “Reaching for the Sky,” which celebrates the pioneers of powered aviation, including pilot Igo Etrich (1879–1967), who broke records in 1910 by flying for 140 kilometres (87 miles) across northern Austria, and Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974), a famed American aviator who became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927

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Austria: Second silver coin in “Knight’s Tales” series features the adventures of the First Crusade

The Mint of Austria has unveiled the second coin that is part of the five-coin series entitled “Knight’s Tales” and focuses on “adventure” and the era in which the mint itself was founded as it celebrates the 825th anniversary of its establishment. The coin series travels back in time to a bygone age that was notorious for being bloody and brutal

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Austria: Second silver coin in “Knight’s Tales” series features the adventures of the First Crusade

The Mint of Austria has unveiled the second coin that is part of the five-coin series entitled “Knight’s Tales” and focuses on “adventure” and the era in which the mint itself was founded as it celebrates the 825th anniversary of its establishment. The coin series travels back in time to a bygone age that was notorious for being bloody and brutal

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Key Carson City Gold, Choice Wildman Thaler Among New Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019 being held in Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago). If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Atlas Numismatics will be […]

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A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Niobium Coin Article Originally By Louis Golino and Updated May 2019 by CoinWeek ….. The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194. It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins,however since 2003 the mint has issued […]

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Austrian Mint 2019 Artificial Intelligence 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

2019 Artificial Intelligence 25 Euro Silver Niobium Bimetallic Coin, obverse. Image courtesy Austrian Mint Description: Artificial Intelligence, the 2019 Silver Niobium edition, looks to a future that has already begun. We humans have been using artificial intelligence, in the form of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, to think for […]

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Austrian Mint Commemorates 825th Anniversary With 2nd Coin in Series

 As a leading online Precious Metals retailer, APMEX enjoys being able to help mints around the world celebrate important milestones. In 2019, the Austrian Mint marks their 825th anniversary with a special three-coin series. The second release is now available at APMEX. Throughout the year, the Austrian Mint will release three exceptional silver coins, […]

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Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2019 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present details of their auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 10-12 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The ancient and world […]

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Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coins Make up Christmas Tree of Pure Gold

By Austrian Mint …… A Christmas tree adorned with the 2018 Vienna Philharmonic, the golden hallmark of the Austrian Mint, caused a sensation in Ginza in Tokyo. This year, we are also bringing it to Munich. The renowned precious metals dealer Pro Aurum, in cooperation with the Austrian Mint AG, is showing the gold tree, […]

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Prooflike 100 Corona Gold Coin Among Highlights From Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… We will be attending the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) from January 10-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. These five items are just a sample of the 540 recent additions to […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, […]

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Silent Night and Creatures That Aren’t So Silent at Night: Two New Austrian Mint coins

  All is calm, all is bright… Recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to the Vienna Boys’ Choir, one of the most popular and enduring song of all times Silent Night celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018. Silent Night was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 in the church of St Nicholas in Oberndorf bei […]

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Austrian Mint’s Maria Theresa and Wildlife in Our Sights Programs Take a Bow

Two successful collector coin programs take a final bow… Empress Maria Theresa – Prudence and Reform Rounding off the Empress Maria Theresa series, Prudence and Reform, like all the coins in the series, is minted in extra-bold relief and has been inspired by medals issued during the 40-year reign of the Empress. Based on a […]

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Sun Sets on Royal Australian Mint’s Golden Kangaroo

Royal Australian Mint…. For the past 11 years, the Royal Australian Mint has held an annual ballot for the iconic Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin, with this year marking the coin’s final release. Available exclusively by ballot, the Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin release has been a yearly tradition for the […]

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Austrian Mint: Uriel – The Illuminating Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin Debuts

From the Austrian Mint … here comes the sun … on 5 September 2018… URIEL – THE ILLUMINATING ANGEL 10 EURO SILVER COIN The only angel in the Austrian Mint interfaith Guardian Angels series not recognized as an archangel by the Roman Catholic church, Uriel, the subject of the fourth coin, comforts us in dark […]

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Win a Trip to Austria in the APMEX Voyage to Vienna Sweepstakes

APMEX is teaming up with the Austrian Mint to give one lucky winner an experience of a lifetime during the Voyage to Vienna Sweepstakes. This trip includes roundtrip airfare to Vienna and hotel accommodations for five nights for the winner and one guest. While in Austria, the winner and their guest will take a tour […]

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Austrian Mint 2018 Anthropocene 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: Are we living in a new geological age? The Austrian Mint’s 2018 silver-niobium coin illustrates what activities of modern man have brought about major changes in the Earth’s system. Our footprint on Earth has become wide and deep… will we manage to be gentler in the future? Global Change Are we no longer in […]

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2018 Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures – The Shark 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The launch of the Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Kingfisher 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Austria 2018 Colorful Creatures: The Parrot 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Maria Theresa 20 Euro Silver Coin “Clemency and Faith” Coming April 25 from Austrian Mint

Empress Maria Theresa – The Series The third coin in the Austrian Mint’s Empress Maria Theresa series features the only ever female ruler of the Habsburg Empire wearing a widow’s veil. Maria Theresa donned the veil following the sudden death of her beloved husband, Francis I, in 1765. Like the other entries in this series, […]

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Austria 2017 Sigmund Freud 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

The Austrian Mint started their three-coin series on the Vienna schools of psychotherapy with the pioneer: the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. He was the first to freely associate his patients and interpret their dreams. His findings meant a spiritual revolution to the teaching of man. On the Couch Born Schlomo Sigismund Freud on 6 […]

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Austria 2018 Raphael – The Healing Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

The third coin of in the Austrian Mint’s “Heavenly Messengers” series is dedicated to Raphael, the prototype of a guardian angel. The story of Tobias and the Angel, probably written around 200 BCE, is one of the late writings of the Old Testament. Tobias and the Angel “Tobias went in search of a companion and […]

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Austria 2017 Gabriel – The Annunciation Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

The second coin in the Austrian Mint’s Heavenly Messenger series is all about Gabriel : a powerful being that awes people and brings good news. This wonderful coin may serve you as a talisman, to help you make the right decisions and find surprising solutions: you will be amazed at what you might achieve. Happy Messages […]

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Austrian Mint Offers Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin Subscription Plan

Gold has always been a popular investment product, especially for the financial security it can offer. With this new gold savings plan, the Austrian Mint has developed an investment product that works as simply as a magazine subscription. Investing – whether for the start in life or retirement – is a topic that causes many […]

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Rare Ancient & World Coins of the Finest Style – Gorny & Mosch Auction Preview

From 5-6 March 2018, the auction house Gorny & Mosch will be holding two Ancient & World Coins auctions. Auction 253 entails ancient coins; auction 254 is dedicated to world coins. In this auction, they will be dismantling the collection of an aesthete as well as collections of Württemberg, Greek and Austrian coins and medals. […]

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World Coin Rarities Auctioned at NYINC in New York

News & Analysis – World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #401 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. From Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14, there were a large number of auction sessions for ancient and world coins at the Grand Hyatt Hotel adjacent to Grand Central Station in New York City. CNG, Goldbergs and […]

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Coin Profile – Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint celebrated the 15th year of its successful Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin program by producing 15 1,000-ounce versions of the popular Euro gold coin. The coin–nicknamed “Big Phil”–was presented to the public in grand style by Vice-Governor of the Austrian Central Bank, Wolfgang Duchatczek. The coins were too big […]

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Austrian Mint 2018 New Year’s Coin Features Power of the Lion

Happy New Year! This is the motto of this year’s 5-Euro New Year coin 2018 “Löwenkraft“, which shows a magnificent lion. The gift of new year coins made of silver and copper as a lucky charm for the coming year will continue with this 5-euro coin in a beautiful tradition. Traditionally, at the turn of […]

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Austria: Alfred Adler features on latest Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy gold coin

The Mint of Austria have launched (19th December) their second coin in the enlightening the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy gold coin series which is dedicated to the third Viennese school of psychotherapy. The second coin is dedicated to Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Wolf 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

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63 Kilos of Pure Gold: The First Christmas Tree from the Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coin

A very special Christmas tree can now be admired in Tokyo. The resident precious metals dealer Ginza Tanaka shows a Christmas tree, which consists of 2017 golden Vienna Philharmonic coins. The approximately three-meter-high, unsalable tree thus has a total value of about 310 million yen or 2.3 million euros [A little over $2.7 million USD. […]

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Pre-Sale of 2018 Austrian Philharmonic Bullion Coins Now at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to announce they have all 2018 Austrian Philharmonic coins available for pre-sale. The Philharmonic coins, available in Gold, Silver and Platinum, are recognized around the world for their iconic imagery that depicts the Vienna Philharmonic, perhaps the most-renowned orchestra in the […]

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New Book Explores World of Leading Bullion Coins

By Metals Focus …… On October 17, The Perth Mint, The Austrian Mint, The Royal Canadian Mint, The Rand Refinery, The Royal Mint and Metals Focus are pleased to announce the launch of The World of Leading Bullion Coins, at an event at the LBMA/LPPM Conference in Barcelona. We are grateful for the support of […]

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New Highlights from Atlas Numismatics Ancient & World Coins

By Atlas Numismatics …… We will be attending the Whitman Winter Expo from November 8 through 10, 2017, The 46th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) from January 11 through January 14, 2018, and the The 63rd Annual F.U.N. Convention from January 4 through 7, 2018. If you would like us to include any […]

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Beautiful Gold 100 Corona Coin from Gorny & Mosch on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek …. In 1908, Emperor Franz Joseph I had been on the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for 60 years – an almost miraculously long reign (though not unfamiliar to Europeans of the time, since Queen Victoria of Great Britain had only recently passed in 1901). To commemorate the occasion, the Austrian Vienna Mint […]

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Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

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Adventure for Wyoming Family at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Contributor ……..   Branch mint gold for dad; Indian cents and skiing-themed coins for son As we go to press, the greatest coin show on earth is underway! What a great time to be a new collector and to be attending your first ANA World’s Fair of Money! I mean, […]

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World Coin Profiles: Austria 1807 Copper 30 Kreuzer Coin

Overview: The Doppelkaiser The 1807 Austrian 30 kreuzer copper coin features a portrait of Franz II, last ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and first ruler of the Austrian Empire, where he was known as Franz I. He is more commonly known as Francis II in the English-speaking world, but for two years in Greater […]

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CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

Austria’s 10 Schilling coin features one of the most iconic coin designs of Post-War Europe. On the obverse is a youthful woman of Wachau. On the reverse, a heraldic shield. In this CoinWeek video, we go deep into the archives of the Austrian Mint with engraver Helmut Andexlinger and admire Welz’s work and discuss its […]

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Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics May 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ……   We will be attending the 51st World Coin, Stamp, Phone Card Fair June 2-4. Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please […]

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New World Gold Coins – Freud & the Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy

The Austrian Mint is dedicating a new three-part series of 50 Euro gold coins to a very special subject: the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy and three of their prominent representatives. The series starts with its pioneer, the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Freud’s theories did nothing less that start a revolution in the spiritual and […]

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CoinWeek IQ: A Legacy in Coins – Maria Theresa – 4K Video

Maria Theresa’s influence over the Austrian monetary system goes well beyond the famous silver coin that carries her image. In this CoinWeek video, we sit with Anna Fabiankowitsch, Numismatic Curator at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, to discuss the coins, banknotes, and medals of Maria Theresa’s reign and their importance beyond Austria’s borders. This video was made […]

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Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: “Microcosm”, the 2017 entry in the popular Austrian Mint 25 euro silver-niobium bimetallic coin program honoring science and technological innovation, is the 15th issue in the series. A quick glance at the muted colors on the niobium center of Microcosm reveals how far the Austrians have developed not only the series but the technical […]

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Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, the only woman ever to rule the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian Mint is issuing a four-coin series entitled Empress Maria Theresa – Treasures of History. Each entry in the series focuses on one of four virtues–Courage, Justice, Clemency and Prudence. A different portrait […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Hot off the Press: Striking Euro Coins – 4K Video

  In this CoinWeek IQ video sponsored by NGC, CoinWeek goes behind the scenes at the Austrian Mint in Vienna to watch the production of made for circulation Euro coins. In this video watch 1 euro coin blanks become 1 euro coins and watch how the Mint’s complex automation takes bins of 20-cent euro coins […]

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Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 879 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (88), World (784) and US (7). Beautiful Perseus Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041035 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041035 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Perseus. […]

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Selections from Atlas Numismatics New Ancient, World Coin Inventory

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 879 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (88), World (784) and US (7). Beautiful Perseus Drachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1041035 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1041035 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Perseus. […]

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CoinWeek: How the Crocodile 3-Euro Coin Gets its Color – 4K Video

Color printing technology has come a long way since the first colorized coins entered & scandalized the modern coin industry. In this exclusive video from CoinWeek, we watch as the Austrian Mint prepares the next release of its popular children’s coin series “Colorful Creatures”, using a state-of-the-art color printing press to individually apply glow-in-the-dark color […]

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Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Someone to Watch Over You On Wednesday, February 22, the Austrian Mint issued the first coin in its new series, “Guardian Angels”, and the second coin in the successful three-euro glow-in-the-dark coin series “Colorful Creatures”. Guardian Angels is the Austrian Mint’s talismanic four-coin interfaith series of 10 euro coins in silver and copper featuring historical […]

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

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Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Angels figure in the myths and legends of countless cultures around the world. They are especially significant in the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The angel Michael is common to all three. Michael, or Saint Michael in the Catholic Church, is a protector of the Jewish people in the Old Testament and […]

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Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

Description: Like many other people around the world, Austrians give small gifts to their friends and family to wish them good luck in the New Year (Jahreswechsel). And each year the Austrian Mint produces a specially themed coin for the occassion. This year’s theme is the waltz, specifically The Blue Danube waltz, written by Austrian […]

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Numismatics’ Worldly Flavor—Big Apple Holds Court To NYINC

NYINC Heritage sales approach $18 Million; Pastor sells coins to dig for more! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… The international flavor of our hobby has always been one of the most exciting and yet often overlooked areas in numismatics; at least for most of the coindexters in the USA. For the most […]

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British, Russian & Dutch Coins Lead Stack’s Bowers Auction in NY

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #367 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. During the evenings of January 13 and 14, Stack’s-Bowers Galleries (SBG) conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. A […]

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NGC Certified 42 of the Top 50 Coins in Heritage Auctions’ NYINC Sale

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) certified 42 of the 50 highest grossing coins in Heritage Auctions’ recently concluded New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale. The extraordinary showing, which represents a diverse group of countries and eras, reaffirms NGC’s position as the most trusted grading service for world coins. The strong preference that world coin collectors […]

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Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and Austria. […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and Austria. […]

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Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   We will be attending the FUN Convention and the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) in January. Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at […]

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Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications ….. The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All of […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 515 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (35), World and US (3). Beautiful Galerius Argenteus http://atlasnumismatics.com/1035093 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1035093 | ROMAN IMPERIAL. Galerius. (Caesar, 293-305 CE). Struck […]

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Künker Auctions: The Preussag Collection, Part 2

On 1 November 2016 the second part of the Preussag collection will be auctioned off by London Coin Galleries in cooperation with Künker in Osnabrück. The material comprises 772 lots of mining coins, estimated at 630,000 GBP altogether. On 1 November 2016 London Coin Galleries, in cooperation with Künker, will be selling the second part […]

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Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The 2016 10 Euro Austria coin completes a 10-piece commemorative series honoring the nine federal Austrian states plus the entire nation of Austria. The preceding nine coins in the series commemorate each of the nine states, and this tenth coin honors all of the parts as one – the unified nation of Austria. The […]

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Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Description: 2005 saw the release of the third issue in Austria’s 25-Euro Silver-Niobium bimetallic coin series. The reception of the previous two releases was so positive that the Austrian Mint decided to raise the authorized mintage from 50,000 to 65,000. This decision did little to dampen collector enthusiasm for the innovative coin program. The subject […]

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Austrian Mint to Issue Final Austria Piece by Piece Coin, New €3 “Colorful Creatures” Series

Austria Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin Home are you to great daughters and sons… History, culture and landscape, together with other elements, combine to form the special character of a country. Like most countries, Austria has the first two in abundance, but one of the things that makes the country truly unique […]

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The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”, recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia in southern Austria. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lindworm fountain and the statue of Hercules in the central square of […]

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Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”, recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia in southern Austria. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lindworm fountain and the statue of Hercules in the central square of […]

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Swiss Gold – Case Study for the Market

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. Throughout their history, the Swiss have cultivated a long-standing reputation as an authority in the area of gold–both in their refining skill and in the wisdom of their monetary policy. Switzerland is not actually among the world’s leading importers or exporters of the metal, neither in terms of […]

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World Coins – Austria 2016 Mozart: The Legend 20 Euro Silver Coin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: arguably the three most famous words in musical history. “Wolfgang”, “Amadé” and “Mozart” are the names of three silver coins dedicated to Austria’s most famous son, each of which explores a different phase in Mozart’s short but prolific life, as well as one of his famous stage productions from that phase. Larger […]

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Austrian Mint Sees Record Sales of Gold, Silver Bullion Coins in 2015

By Coinweek News Staff ….   Sales of gold bars and bullion coins at the Austrian Mint in 2015 were up 215% over the previous year’s total, with 1.32 million ounces sold. In 2014, the Austrian Mint sold 910,000 ounces. In an interview with Bloomberg, Mint spokesperson Andrea Lang states that the jump in sales […]

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World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

On May 11, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue the second silver coin of the three-coin set entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second coin–titled “Amade”, as he liked to be called–focuses on his adult life. The obverse of the coin depicts a […]

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Austrian Coins – Austrian Mint Issues Final Gold Coin in Klimt and His Women Series – The Kiss

The Austrian Mint will issue today the fifth and final gold coin in the “Klimt and His Women” series. The coin honours the internationally renowned painting, “The Kiss”. The obverse of the coin depicts Gustav Klimt in one of his many favorite painting smocks on the right side, accented by some of the intricate scroll […]

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CoinWeek IQ: The Vienna Philharmonic Silver Coin: From Planchets to Monster Boxes – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share we share with you the entire minting process for the silver Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin. Silver stackers and coin collectors will be intrigued to learn about the entirely automated process by which the Silver […]

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World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Albrecht Dürer was an innovative engraver, painter and printmaker and an important contributor to the Northern Renaissance in Germany. Born in Nuremberg in 1471, Dürer showed a talent for drawing at an early age and once he finished apprenticing under his Hungarian goldsmith father he set out to learn from various artists around Germany […]

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CoinWeek IQ: How Gold Coins Are Made: Spotlight on the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share with you how gold planchets are made, we get to watch as a press operator replaces a pair of broken dies, we see the striking of Gold Vienna Philharmonic coins, and […]

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Bullion Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Coin

2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Bullion coin, courtesy Austrian Mint Description: In 1989, the Austrian Mint introduced its best-selling and award-winning .9999 fine, one troy ounce Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin. In 2002, the Mint issued the first silver bullion Philharmonic. Now, the Austrian Mint has added a new precious metal to the repertoire, […]

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Numismatic Vienna: A Visit to the Austrian National Numismatic Collection – 4K Video

On January 28, 2016, CoinWeek was invited to a very special behind-the-scenes tour of the Austrian National Numismatic Collection, which is housed at the Vienna Art History Museum. The coin collection at the Vienna Art History Museum is significant not only because of many of the great rarities counted amongst its holdings, but also due […]

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Austrian Mint Issues 1st Platinum Coin, Part of Vienna Philharmonic Range

The Austrian Mint has issued a new platinum Vienna Philharmonic coin as the latest addition to its internationally renowned coin range. Unveiled at the Berlin Coin Fair, the coin marks the Austrian Mint’s first platinum offering. Produced from 999.5 pure platinum, the new Vienna Philharmonic coin features the same award-winning design by Austrian Mint head […]

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Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

By CoinWeek…. The coin dealers on MA-Shops.com add a wide variety of new coins to their inventory every day. But some coins just have that special something and are bound to stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of some the top new coins on MA-Shops as of January 29, 2016: SICILY. Syracuse. […]

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Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear customers and coin enthusiasts, Künker’s eLive Auction 38 sessions begin December 2 and 3. Join us for bidding at 6:00 pm sharp at eLive-Auction.de. The auction will offer a variety of coins and medals ranging from ancient world to modern times. On Wednesday, the auction will start off […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Silver Coin – Prince Metternich | Fürst Metternich (2003) Austria Through the Ages Series (2000-2003) Description: This, the third issue in the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” series, focuses on the historically-significant Biedermeier period of 1815 through 1848. This was a period of heightened prominence for Austrian style, industry, […]

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The Last Coins of the Holy Roman Empire

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. The last of things have a poignancy all their own, from the passing of the last Civil War veteran to the last rose of summer. Consider the saga of the Holy Roman Empire (HRE), an elective monarchy sprawling across the heart of Europe from the west bank of the […]

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Austrian Mint New Niobium “Cosmology” Coin Sells Out at ANA – VIDEO: 2:41

Andrea Lang, Marketing Director, Austrian Mint, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Austrian Mint has created another numismatic sellout with its latest niobium offering. Andrea Lang describes the coin’s popularity and what contributed to making it so popular.   Previously on CoinWeek: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E9NTHcu2RU CoinWeek’s Unboxing Video Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media […]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

On September 9, The Austrian Mint will issue a new silver coin to begin a set of three silver coins entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name, arguably, makes up the three most famous words in musical history. The obverse of the coin […]

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The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/6/2015. Coin design contests are nothing new; the American public was invited to design the nation’s bicentennial coinage, and in-house competition between engravers and designers has produced many of what we consider classic 20th century United States coins. But gosh darnit […]

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Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, After three eventful auction days the final bid was taken on June 25. More than 4,000 lots were auctioned off. The total result was almost €9 million ($9.9 million USD), including buyers premium. Auction 263 started with gold and silver coins from the Friedrich […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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Austrian Mint to issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

On May 6, 2015, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the occupation of Austria ended with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, declaring Austria a neutral and peaceful country for all time. […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

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Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Maria Theresa Type

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Coin – Maria Theresa Type (2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present) The 2 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a nickel-brass center with a copper-nickel outer ring. Along with the 1 euro coin, the 2 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 1 Euro Coin (2002-Present) The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with the 2 euro coin, the 1 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and […]

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Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium 25 euro coin has sold out, according to Kirsten Petersen of the Austrian Mint. The coin, which sports a mid-century modern design aesthetic, shows a cosmos filled with planets and stars and celebrates mankind’s efforts to peak beyond the protective envelope of our planet. To see the CoinWeek […]

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Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek  

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Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim that makes it […]

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Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin has an attractive crimped rim that makes it easily distinguishable from the other minor euro coins. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller than the 5 euro cent but weighs 0.18 grams more. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel 1, 2, and […]

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The Maria Teresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part II

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… *** Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out David Alexander’s excellent first installment of this excellent two-part history of Austria’s Maria Teresa Taler by clicking here.   At the end of her eventful life, Maria Theresa received greater love from her peoples than she did in the stressful opening years of her […]

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Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

This year’s highly anticipated bimetallic niobium and silver from the Austrian Mint features “Cosmology” and will be issued today. It fittingly illuminates the new year with two colours: blue and gold. Cosmology connects all the parts of the universe as a whole, and follows the evolution of it from beginning to end. The blue and […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of the United States’ 5-cent coin in size and value, but at 3.92 grams, is a little more than 20% lighter than an American “nickel”. Curiously, the 5 euro cent lacks […]

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Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications’ 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence in coin design with its annual awards. This year’s competition was especially tough, with many high-quality collectible coins in contention. Austria’s three category winners are as follows:   Best Gold […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has little purchasing power but is favored by Germany and a handful of other Eurozone […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

CoinWeek IQ: Prepared by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker…   1 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The smallest of the circulating euro coins, the diminutive 1 euro cent has virtually no purchasing power but, much like the cent in the United States, it circulates widely as a change-making coin. The 1 euro cent replaced the 10 groschen […]

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Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194.  The modern Austrian Mint dates to 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed.  It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins. […]

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The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part I

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the United States and the world over. However, fewer collectors have ever paused to give the coin the really close examination it deserves, or delved into its colorful two-century history and […]

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Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Andrea Lang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. It was 25 years ago that the Austrian Mint offered the first Philharmonic bullion to the numismatic marketplace. Since the coin has grown in popularity to become of the most favored bullion items in the world. Andrea Lang talks about the success […]

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Austrian Mint Celebrates the Magic and Enchantment of Tyrol

Tyrol, in the Heart of the Alps. Austria by its Children, Piece by Piece Tyrol, in the heart of the Alps, a land of fairy tales with beautiful mountain vistas, lovely lakes and lush green landscape doted with castles, will be featured on the sixth silver coin in the “Austria, Piece by Piece” series designed […]

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Austrian Mint’s “Back from the Dead” Series Returns with “Tertiary Period” Silver Coin

Tertiary Period Silver Coin is the series’ fourth installment…. On September 10, the Austrian Mint will issue 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 […]

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