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Started by <k>, August 26, 2011, 09:54:38 PM

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Austriapattern1945.jpg


Austriapattern1945-1.jpg

Two patterns of 1945 from Austria. Spot the difference.
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chrisild

#1
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Of those last two, the one with the "fat 10" looks better to me.

By the way, Ferdinand Welz designed several Austrian circulation coins.

Christian

Prosit

#2
I like the fat 10 better too.  My favorite by Welz is a FIDEM medal
http://www.austriancoins.com/welz.html

97.28g and 61 mm.  FIDEM medals are difficult to find, and more difficult to acquire at modest prices.
I think I have three out of a possible run of 70+ FIDEM medals. Not sure how many there are.


Dale


Quote from: chrisild on August 27, 2011, 11:56:35 AM
Of those last two, the one with the "fat 10" looks better to me. By the way, Ferdinand Welz designed several Austrian circulation coins
Christian


<k>

#3
Austria ptn 1979.jpg



Austria ptn 1979-.jpg

Austria, 100 Schilling pattern, 1979.



The design shows the Wiener Neustadt Cathedral.

Also known as the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary and St. Rupert.


It is located in the Austrian city of Wiener Neustadt.

The legend alludes to the 700th anniversary of the cathedral.


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<k>

#4
Austria pattern 1976.jpg



Austria pattern 1976-.jpg

Austria, 100 Schilling pattern coin, 1976.

It commemorated the Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck.

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chrisild

Both coins were actually issued but with different designs. See the Innsbruck Olympics coin (or rather one of the issues), and the Wiener Neustadt piece.

Christian

<k>

#6
Austria 25 Schilling-ptn.jpg

Austria, 25 Schilling pattern coin, date unknown.

It commemorated 50 years of ORF: Austrian Broadcasting.

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<k>

#7
Austria pattern 1967.jpg

Centenary of the Danube Waltz. A rather twee scene.

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chrisild

Quote from: <k> on July 17, 2019, 01:37:43 AM
Centenary of the Danube Waltz. A rather twee scene.

Meh, waltz. ;D The actually issued coin features the composer Johann Strauss ("the son"), also known as the Waltz King, playing a violin ...

Christian

<k>

#9
einseitige-met-probe-der-motivseite-zu-1-schilling-1934-med.-grienauer-=7-08-g-selten=-ii-3275639.jpg

Austria, 1 Schilling, one-sided trial, 1934.

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<k>

#10
einseitige-met-probe-zu-1-schilling-1934-med.-grienauer-=7-10-g-selten=-ii-3853288.jpg

Austria, 1 Schilling, one-sided trial, 1934.

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Figleaf

#11
In general, I agree with the Austrian powers that be on what to reject and accept, but I'll make an exception for the young lady in reply #9, provided that it's not combined with the overly busy design in reply #10, which may have been the intention. I'd take one grape leaf off, but otherwise, I like it fine.

Kudos for posting these highly interesting patterns.

Peter

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

#12
Yes, I find those very interesting too. Don't necessarily like them, but finding these "alternatives" and presenting them here is great!

The actually issued ORF piece (50 Schilling 1974) is a little dull but makes the occasion very obvious.

(And if you are familiar with Zobl's 50 Schilling coin that, in the same year, was issued for the International Gardening Expo in Vienna, you may think that gardening and broadcasting can be visualized on coins in very similar ways, hehe.)

Christian


chrisild

#13
The two 1 Schilling designs I do not find that great - the woman looks down, and the "ein" is a word, not a digit. The other one, by Grienauer, is a little better, but I still prefer the coin that was actually issued. Interestingly, in the Austrofascist years, the way the country name is written on coins varies - sometimes it starts with an Ö, sometimes with OE ...

Christian


<k>

#14


The actually issued Austrian 50 groschen coin of 1935 (also issued in 1936 and dated 1936).



Austria 50 Groschen 1935-ptn.jpg

Below you see a 12-sided trial version that was never issued.

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