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Austrian advertising medal

Started by Figleaf, August 12, 2007, 06:42:34 PM

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This aluminium medal is 2.4 grams and 26.2 mm, the same size as the al Schilling pieces of the 1950's.

The Austrian gambling market was reorganized in 1986. The state monopoly created a number of new games, the toto being one of them. In this game, players predict soccer games by indicating the winner or a draw. Although players think otherwise, it is largely a game of chance. From the point of view of an economist, the game is a voluntary additional tax, some of which is earmarked for a lottery and some for sports subsidies. In 1991, the stuffy name of the state monopoly was changed to "?sterreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H." The medal commemorates 10 years of sports gambling.

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


The way I understand it the figure with the cornucopia irepresents the goddess fortuna.