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25 Euro Evolution

Features

Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 25 Euro
25 EUR = 28 USD
Composition Bimetallic: niobium center in silver (.900) ring
Weight 16.5 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 3227
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Evolution

Obverse

The obverse of the 2014 coin depicts DNA (deoxyribonucleic) as well as RNA (ribonucleic acid) — the keys to evolution. This side of the coin also bears the country of issue republik Österreich (meaning Republic of Austria), the face value and the year of issue, 2014.

Lettering:
REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 2014
· 25 EURO
RNA
DNA
EVOLUTION

Engraver: Helmut Andexlinger

Reverse

The coin’s reverse deals with the history of human development and the diversity of forms of life brought about by evolution. Andexlinger includes a somewhat stylized DNA chain on the reverse.

Three hominid figures also appear in the reverse, recalling the famous graphic “The March of Progress” created by Rudolph Zallinger for F. Clark Howell’s book Early Man, published by Time-Life. The scene is well recognized, copied and parodied the world over.

Engraver: Helmut Andexlinger

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  65,000 91.32 Special Uncirculated

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