50 Schilling Austria

50 Schilling (Austria) -  obverse 50 Schilling (Austria) -  reverse

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Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1996
Value 50 Schilling (50 ATS)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel plated nickel center in aluminium-bronze ring
Weight 8.15 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 3038, Schön# 233
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

1000th Anniversary of Austria


Margrave Heinrich I in armor on horseback to the right, carrying Babenberg dynasty banner. Below, the Babenberg arms with the word "Ostarrichi" as it first appeared in 996.

1000 JAHRE OSTARRICHI 996-1996

Translation: 1000 years of Ostarrichi

Engraver: Andreas Zanaschka


Face value surrounded by the shields of the 9 Länders of Austria, (Wien at top and clockwise, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Steiermark, Kärnten, Tyrol, Salzburg, Burgenland and Vorarlberg).


Engraver: Herbert Wähner




996, date of the first appearance of the word Ostarrichi on a Bavarian document by Otto III Holy Roman Emperor referring to a small area of the extreme eastern Bavaria, is considered the symbolic date of birth of Austria. This territory belonged to the Babenberg dynasty, Leopold I and his son Henry I, Margrave in 996.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  900,000 7.58
1996  100,000 Brilliant Uncirculated

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