The Austrian shilling was once the official currency of Austria. Introduced in 1925 as a national fiat currency, it was in circulation in various denominations from 1925 to 1938 and the eve of World War II, and again from 1945 to 1999 before the introduction of the Euro. One denomination never issued for circulation was a 1000 Shilling gold coin. Right now, 1000 Shilling Austrian Gold Coins are available to purchase from Wallace Precious Metals.
- Arrives in protective plastic!
- Issued in 1976 to commemorate the Babenberg Dynasty!
- Contains .3906 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of 1,000 Shillings (Austrian) backed by the government of Austria.
- Obverse includes the Imperial Eagle of Austria designed by Martha Coufal-Hartl.
- Reverse features the historic seal of Duke Friedrich II designed by Gertrude Simon.
Each of these 1000 Shilling Austrian Gold Coins was originally issued by the Austrian Mint in 1976. The year of issue and the face value of 1,000 Shillings were both a nod to the Babenberg Dynasty. 1976 marked the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of that dynasty and the face value was set for the coin based upon that celebratory date.
The House of Babenberg was a noble dynasty in Austria that originated in present-day Bavaria, Germany. The dynasty of Austrian margraves and dukes ruled Austria from its creation in 967 through the region’s elevation to a duchy, and then until the final year of the Babenbergs in 1246. All of these 1000 Shilling Austrian Gold Coins represent the first-ever gold coins struck by the Austrian Mint in this denomination and metal.
On the obverse of the 1000 Shilling Austrian Gold Coin is a depiction of the Imperial Eagle of Austria. The bird features the Austrian shield on its chest while it grips a hammer in its left talon and a sickle in its right talon. Engravings include the nation of issue as Republik Osterreich and the face value.
The reverse of these 1000 Shilling Gold Coins features the seal of Duke Friedrich II. His seal featured a knight on horseback that carried a pennant and a spear. Engravings encircling the seal include the commemorative dates of 976 and 1976, denoting the start of the Babenberg Dynasty and the 1,000th anniversary of that date. The words Babenberg Dynasty are engraved as well in German.
All 1000 Shilling Austrian Gold Coins are a product of the Austrian Mint. Founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V of Austria. Today it is a subsidiary of the National Bank of Austria and is located in Vienna.
If you have any questions, please contact Wallace Precious Metals. Our customer service team is available at 212-391-2211, online using our live chat, and via our email address.
Gold Content: 0.3906 Troy oz.
Diameter: 27 mm
Picture is an example only. Actual item is subject to change, but will always correlate with title and description.
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