50 Schilling Austria
|Period||Second Republic (1945-date)|
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
|Value||50 Schilling (50 ATS)|
|Composition||Bimetallic: copper-nickel plated nickel center in aluminium-bronze ring|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
|References||KM# 3038, Schön# 233
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
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).
· SCHILLING ·
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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