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5 Euro New Year 2020

Features

Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 5 Euro
5 EUR = 5.90 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 8.9 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Nonagonal (9-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

New Year 2020

Obverse

The denomination in numerals in a center circle surrounded by shields and the country name around the rim

Lettering:
REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
5
· EURO ·

Translation:
Republic of Austria
5
Euro

Engravers: Herbert Wähner, Helmut Andexlinger

Helmut Andexlinger (1973, Haslach an der Mühl, Upper Austria) is an Austrian engraver and coin designer.

Reverse

Lettering:
20
20

Engravers: Helmut Andexlinger , Herbert Wähner

Helmut Andexlinger (1973, Haslach an der Mühl, Upper Austria) is an Austrian engraver and coin designer.

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

Date of Issue: 4 Dec 2019

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870, the New Year coin 2020 features the Greek god, Apollo. The image of the god of music and dance is taken from a frieze, designed by August Eisenmenger (1830-1907), found on the ceiling of the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, the spiritual home of classical music in the Austrian capital. New Year in Austria is all about music. We wish you a harmonious 2020.

Considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, the Musikverein was designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen in the Neoclassical style of an ancient Greek temple. The building was inaugurated on 6 January 1870, when the first night audience was captivated by the combination of its architectural and acoustic beauty. However, the legendary sound of the Golden Hall is not the product of scientific precision but of fortuitous happenstance, as Hansen had to rely on his intuition rather than on studies of architectural acoustics. Fortunately, the wonderful architecture resulted in sublime sound.

In Eisenmenger’s frieze, the youthful Apollo floats above the audience, no doubt buoyed by all the beauty he has witnessed over the past century and a half. The coin motif shows him, lyre in hand, a toga covering his lower body. In the background, the famous organ of the Golden Hall can be seen.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  200,000 8.84

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