Austria 1976 1000 schilling

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2162
This specimen was lot 1546 in Jean Elsen sale 134 (Brussels, September 2017), where it sold for €365 (about US$515 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUTRICHE, République (1918-), AV 1000 schilling, 1976. Millénaire de l'Autriche. Fleur de Coin. (republic of Austria, gold thousand schilling of 1976, for the millennium of Austria. Uncirculated.)"
This commemorative was the first issue of this denomination, which has been used since for various gold commemoratives of various weight standards. The appearance of the Babenbergs marks Austria's emergence into history out of the Dark Ages.

Recorded mintage: 1,800,000 proofs.

Specification: 13.50 g, .900 fine gold, 0.388 troy oz AGW, 27 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-909, KM-2933.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 134, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.

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