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50 Groschen "nachtschilling"

50 Groschen (50 Groschen (

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Features

Country Austria
Period Federal State (1934-1938)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1934
Value 50 Groschen (0.50 ATO)
Currency First Schilling (1925-1938)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 2850
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Face value and name of the country.

Lettering:
OESTERREICH
50
50 GROSCHEN

Translation:
Austria
50 Groschen

Engraver: Michael Powolny

Michael Powolny was an Austrian sculptor, ceramist, designer, and teacher. Powolny was born in Judenburg. He was trained at Tonindustrie in Znaim, and from 1894 to 1901 in the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule.

Reverse

Austria coat of arms (double headed eagle with the Austrian escutcheon).

Lettering: 19 34

Engraver: G.Baudisch

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

The characteristics of this coin made it easy to mistake with the 1 Schilling coin of the same period. People called it the "Nachtschilling" because of the confusion by low light conditions. It was rapidly removed from circulation, hence the high prices it has now, despite the high initial production numbers.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1934  8,224,822 58.97 99%
1934  1.4% Proof

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