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Austria: 2018 starts on 6-Dec-2017 ;)
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:51:41 PM »
In a few days the first Austrian coin dated "2018" will be issued. As usual, the 5 New Year's coin is a little early ...

This coming issue, available as from 6 December, features a lion. And the theme of the coin is "Lion Power" - but there is also a hidden anniversary. :)  The Austrian National Library was founded in 1368, thus 650 years ago. To be a little more accurate, in 1368 the Evangeliary of Johannes von Troppau was completed, and that became the foundation stone, so to say, of that library.

On the front page of that book, the oldest one in the National Library, there is this lion's head:



And that lion can now be purchased - in silver (surcharged) and copper (at face). Here are the mint's images of the copper version:



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Austria: 2018 starts on 6-Dec-2017 ;)
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 06:10:54 AM »
I think the 2018 BU set, which also contains the nest year's 2 commemorative, is also going to be issued next week?

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Re: Austria: 2018 starts on 6-Dec-2017 ;)
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 12:54:02 PM »
Right, I just added a new topic about the sets. Also, since the above images are links only, here are the six lions again, as two smaller attachments. Five on the central part of the evangeliary, one on the coin. :) Images from the Austrian Mint (below) and the National Library.

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