One of the more well-known circulation gold coins from continental Europe was the Austrian Schilling. Issued by the Austrian Mint as the national currency from 1925 to 1938 and 1945 to 1999, the Austrian Schilling was finally removed from circulation with the adoption of the Euro. The 25 Schilling Austrian Gold Coin was a popular release that was available only between the two World Wars and is currently available to you online for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective packaging!
- Issued only from 1926 to 1938!
- Includes two different designs for the reverse!
- Contains .1702 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of 25 Schillings by Austria.
- On the obverse is the Austrian Republic’s coat of arms with an eagle.
- The reverse features either the face value alone or St. Leopold.
From 1926 to 1938, the Austrian Mint issued gold schilling coins in the 25 schilling denomination. In general, schillings were issued as the official national currency of Austria in the inter-war periods between the end of World War I as the new republic got back on its feet following the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the invasion of Austria during World War II.
These 25 Schilling Austrian Gold Coins were available during those years with two different issue periods. From 1926 to 1934, the coins had a simple design that included only the face value of the coins on the reverse. From 1935 to the end of production in 1938, the 25 Schillings Austrian Gold Coin was issued with the image of St. Leopold.
On the obverse of all the 25 Schilling Austrian Gold Coins, you’ll find the coat of arms for Austria with the eagle design. The eagle is featured at the center of the coat of arms and it holds two significant tools in its claws. The hammer in one claw represents the industry of Austria, while the sickle represents its agriculture.
The reverse of 25 Schilling Austrian Gold Coins primarily features edelweiss framing the face value of “25 Schilling,” along with a year of issue. Below this design on the coins is the name “Hartig,” which is a nod to Arnold Hartig, the famed Austrian medalist who worked closely with the National Bank of Austria. From 1935 to 1938, these 25 Schilling Austrian Gold Coins featured St. Leopold, the patron saint of the nation of Austria.
The Austrian Mint is one of Europe’s oldest mints. It was originally founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V with 15 tonnes of silver paid to him as ransom by Richard the Lionheart of England.
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