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Austria KM #2840, 1932 Ein Schilling
« on: August 23, 2016, 01:39:44 AM »
It is nice seeing a few posts recently under Austria. I thought I would add a coin. I might have posted a pic a long time ago but it is worth showing again (at least I think so).

This 1932 date is one you won't find every day.
It can be a challenging coin to get.
6g,
06400 Silver
25mm

Dale

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Re: Austria KM #2840, 1932 Ein Schilling
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 10:22:56 AM »
The central part of the neo-classical (1874) parliament building in Vienna. It must have been a popular type, because in the previous series, there was a highly similar, but slightly larger coin.

Did you ever notice the two lanterns in the building or the guy in front of the horse before? He and the Tiroler woman were the only persons on the circulation coins of the Republic until 1947. Or was he? Great coin quiz question ;)

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Re: Austria KM #2840, 1932 Ein Schilling
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 02:55:27 PM »
Hummm...Let me see.

The two Schillings of that era had people on them. 1928-1937. But those were Gedenkserie.
And the 5 Schilling 1934-1936 had a Madonna. Not sure that counts.
The 25 Schilling Gold 1935-1938 had Leopold on it.

The main working coins were utilitarian.

Dale



The central part of the neo-classical (1874) in Vienna. It must have been a popular type, because in the previous series, there was a highly similar, but slightly larger coin.

Did you ever notice the two lanterns in the building or the guy in front of the horse before? He and the Tiroler woman were the only persons on the circulation coins of the Republic until 1947. Or was he? Great coin quiz question ;)

Peter

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Re: Austria KM #2840, 1932 Ein Schilling
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 07:13:54 PM »
On the corner of the parliament building is brightly lit white statue of a person of male persuasion seeming to write something down. :) If the horseman counts, he counts. Then again, I hadn't thought of the madonna of Mariazell ;) However, the design on the coin doesn't look like the statue. It looks like the coat of arms of Mariazell. See e.g. the silhouet of the dress. ;D

Peter
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Re: Austria KM #2840, 1932 Ein Schilling
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 07:14:20 PM »
It must have been a popular type, because in the previous series, there was a highly similar, but slightly larger coin.

Yep, same design, and apart from the size, the silver content was also different: They went from Ag800 to Ag640 - and the 1932 piece has a low mintage indeed. Only 700,000 were made, instead of the almost 40 million (1925) and 20 million (1926). Good one, Dale!

Another coin with the Parliament building was issued in 1983 by the way. That 500 schilling piece commemorated the 100th anniversary of the opening.

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Re: Austria KM #2840, 1932 Ein Schilling
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 12:50:20 AM »
I don't have a 1983 500 ATS to show. The 500 Schillings are a nice series however I never really tried to collect them. I did wind up with a 1980 "1000 jahre Steyr" and a 1998 "Gold Schmidt" somewhere along the way. 

There are still a small hand full of 20th century Austrian coins I don't have but most of those are cost prohibitive.
It was a fun and learning adventure collecting them though.

Dale


Yep, same design, and apart from the size, the silver content was also different: They went from Ag800 to Ag640 - and the 1932 piece has a low mintage indeed. Only 700,000 were made, instead of the almost 40 million (1925) and 20 million (1926). Good one, Dale!

Another coin with the Parliament building was issued in 1983 by the way. That 500 schilling piece commemorated the 100th anniversary of the opening.

Christian