50 Groschen "nachtschilling"

50 Groschen (50 Groschen (

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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
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Face value and name of the country.


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.


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

Lettering: 19 34

Engraver: G.Baudisch




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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1934  8,224,822 98%
1934  1.6% Proof

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