Austria 1928 2 schilling
This type was struck in 1928 to commemorate the centennial of the death of composer Franz Schubert. This specimen was part of lot 32582 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), which sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "Republic Two Schilling Set 1928-1937, All coins UNC. Each portrays a famous individual or place in local history. One commemorative was produced each year." In 1925, the currency was reformed with 100 kronen (old) = 1 groschen (new) and 100 groschen = one schilling.
Recorded mintage: 6,900,000.
Specification: 12 g, .640 fine silver, .245 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 2843.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.