Austria 2001 500 schilling Fr-935

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Goldberg sale 103, lot 2297
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2297 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $423. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria. 500 Schilling, 2001. 2000 Year of Christianity - Bible. In original box with certificate. Choice Brilliant Proof." This denomination was used exclusively for commemoratives. This is the last of the denomination before the introduction of the euro. Five schillings (KM 3078, 3080) exist in silver for 2001.

Recorded mintage: 50,000 proofs.

Specification: 10.14 g, .986 fine gold, 22 mm diameter, 0.3214 ounce AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-935; KM-3074.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 103: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.

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