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Offline aws22

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Austria, 1947, 50 Groschen, KM 2870
« on: August 22, 2016, 05:15:48 PM »
Austria, 1947, 50 Groschen, KM 2870
Weight 1.4 gm
Diameter 22 mm
Metal Aluminum-Magnesium (Al 0.985)
Mintage 26,990,000

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Re: Austria, 1947, 50 Groschen, KM 2870
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 09:11:35 PM »
Note the coat of arms of Austria: an eagle with broken chains, holding a hammer and sickle. Though these are communist symbols, they have nothing to do with communism. The eagle represents Austria's sovereignty. A single-headed eagle was chosen to make the difference with the Habsburg double-headed eagle. The eagle has the emblem of Austria on his chest and wears a mural crown, as a sign it is a republic. The broken chains were added in 1945 and represent the liberation from Nazi-dictatorship. The sickle stands for agriculture and the hammer for industry (in fact in the same way as the communist use these symbols).

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Re: Austria, 1947, 50 Groschen, KM 2870
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 11:53:35 PM »
Thank you bart for the useful information.

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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".