Austria 1971 5 schilling

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Austria 1971 5 schilling rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is an example of a type struck in Austria, 1968-2002. It replaced a similar coin (KM 2889) struck in billon 1960-68. This date is common. Austria began minting euros in 2002, rendering this coin obsolete. The obverse features a Lippizaner stallion, whose prancing tricks still enthrall tourists in Vienna.

Recorded mintage: 21,422,000 plus 84,000 proofs.

Specification: 4.8 g, copper-nickel, 23.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-2889a.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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