3 Euro The Crayfish
|Period||Second Republic (1945-date)|
3 EUR = 3.31 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Colorful Creatures - night active coins
The colorful and bright crayfish in its natural environment.
Engraver: Anna Rasti
All the animals of the series in miniature
Engraver: Andexlinger Helmut
Three years since enthusiasts keen to get their hands on the much-coveted Colourful Creatures coins began queueing outside the Austrian Mint shop on the day of issue, the bestselling series is now drawing to a close in the shape of the Crayfish, the twelfth and final glow-in-the-dark coin in the series.
Freshwater relatives of the much bigger lobster, which they resemble closely, crayfish live only in unpolluted streams, river and lakes as they cannot tolerate contaminated water sources. For this reason, although once abundant throughout the continent, the European crayfish, also known as the noble crayfish, has seen its numbers dwindle. Moreover, it is susceptible to the crayfish plague carried by the invasive North American signal crayfish, so is listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List. A traditional food source, particularly in Scandinavia, the European crayfish is generally considered to be the finest edible crayfish. The Crayfish features all 12 animals in the Colourful Creatures series in silhouette on its obverse, while a colour-printed crayfish is shown on the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The first ever Austrian 3 euro coins, Colourful Creatures are legal tender in Austria.
Information folder from Austrian Mint:
Manage my collection
To manage your collection, please log in.
Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.
Get this coin
Contribute to the catalogModify or add information about this coin
Match coins from past online sales