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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 = 22 USD
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 3233
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

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

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