Hello, Figleaf, and others.

Here is an update to the excellent list posted by Peter (Figleaf) of Austrian music coins. In this list I have only included composers but there are many additional music related coins from Austria

*Austrian Composer Coins in addition to the excellent list provided by Figleaf:

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1712-1773)

* Austria (Grinzing District) 200 Schillings X# Tn3 1985 Proof 2,000

Austria 50 Euro Gold 2005 KM- 3118 Proof 50,000

Austria 5 Euro 2005 KM-3120 BU 100,000

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

*Austria 25 Schillings KM-2892 1962 AU 2,399,000

*Austria 20 Schillings KM-3033 1996 Unc. __

Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

*Austria 25 ECU KM-__ 1998 Proof __ Unlisted

Austria 2 Schillings KM-2848 1932 MS 65 PCGS 300,000

Austria 20 Schillings KM-2955.1 1982 Proof 50,000

*Austria 5 Euro KM-__ 2009 Unc. __ Unlisted

Austria 50 Euro Gold KM-3110 2004 Proof 50,000

Franz Lehar (1870-1948)

Austria 25 Schillings KM-2907 1970 Proof 139,000

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Austria 500 Schillings KM-3010 1992 Proof 64,000

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Austria 5 ECUS X#-27 1996 Proof

Austria 25 ECUS X#-28 1996 Proof __

Austria 2 Schillings KM-2847 1931 BU 500,000 (including proofs)

Austria 25 Schillings KM-2881 1956 BU 4,990,000

Austria 100 Schillings KM-2996 1991 Proof 100,000

Austria 500 Schillings gold KM-2997 1991 Proof 50,000

Austria 100 Schillings KM-2998 1991 Proof 100,000

Austria 1 Euro KM-3088 2002 BU 223,600,000

Austria 5 Euros KM-3131 2006 BU 125,000

*Austria 50 Euro Gold KM-3130 2006 Proof 50,000

Otto Nicolai (1810-1849)

*Austria 100 Schillings KM-3005 1992 Proof 75,000

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

*Austria 5 ECU X-__ 1995 Proof Unlisted

*Austria 25 ECU X-30 1997 Proof

*Austria (Grinzing District) 200 Schillings X#__ 1997 BU _ Unlisted

Austria 2 Schillings KM-2843 1928 Unc.

Austria 50 Schillings KM-2937 1978 Proof 132,000

Austria 500 Schillings Gold KM-3040 1997 Proof 50,000 est.

Johann Strauss (1825-1899)

*Austria 5 ECU X-#22 1995 Proof __

*Austria 25 ECU X-#23 1995 Proof __

Austria 50 Schillings KM-2902 1967 Proof 26,100

Austria 100 Schillings KM-2923 1975 Proof 209,000

Austria 500 Schillings Gold KM-3055 1999 Proof 50,000 Est. .

Austria 50 Schilling KM-3061 1999 Special Unc. 100,000

Walther von der Vogelweide (1170-1230)

Austria 2 Schillings KM-2845 1930 XF 500,000

Carl Michael Ziehrer (1843-1922)

Austria 25 Schillings KM-2912 1972 Proof 145,000

There are other Austrian composer coins that I do not have in my collection as yet. Among these are:

Mozart, Grinzing District of Austria 200 Guilden 1991 X3 Tn9

Mozart 1000 Schillings Mozart Gold, Magic Flute KM-2999

Strauss, 1000 Schillings Schubert Gold KM 3008

Richard Strauss, 500 Schillings KM-3021

2003 Mint Set with Mozart on the folder cover…and I’m sure there are others that I have missed completely.

Thank you, Peter, for pointing out the Fanny Elssler Coin (KM-2969) as I will hunt to add this piece to my collection at some point.

If anyone is interested, Austria has other “music related” coins of which I have a few. For example, the Vienna Boys Choir KM-3047, and if you like, I will look through my lists for other Austrian MUSIC/Musician coins. I know they made pieces on famous conductors, theaters and opera houses, national heroes that are musically affiliated and so on. I’d be glad to check my lists and post the information here if there is any interest. Also, I have my collection of worldwide composer coins if there is any interest. I’d be glad to share and especially to have the opportunity to “talk” with other music coin collectors. I believe we are a rather rare breed.

Thank you again, Figleaf!

Alan Massachusetts, U.S.A.