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20 Euro Fall of the Iron Curtain

Features

Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 20 Euro
20 EUR = 24 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 3233
  • 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.

Commemorative issue

25 years anniversary of the Iron Curtain fall

Obverse

Showing the same momentous occasion from two different perspectives, the coin shows a young everyman escaping from oppression and totalitarianism – represented by the Berlin Wall and barbed wire – on its obverse.

Lettering:
REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
20 EURO
2014

Engraver: Herbert Wahner

Reverse

The coin’s reverse shows the same man at the same moment as he emerges into the ‘Free World’. Famous landmarks standing for the nations involved in the process that led to the end of the Cold War also grace the reverse: the Charles Bridge in Prague for the former Czechoslovakia; the Riesenrad Ferris wheel in Vienna for Austria; the Chain Bridge in Budapest for Hungary; Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate for Germany; and the Statue of Liberty for the USA. The end of the east-west divide, the fulfilment of the dreams of so many people and the birth of a free, peaceful and united Europe are commemorated in this masterful silver coin.

Lettering: 25 JAHRE FALL DES EISERNEN VORHANG

Translation: 25 years falling of the iron curtain

Engraver: Herbert Wahner

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  50,000 Proof

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