The Austrian Mint has released the third and final coin in their “Alpine Treasures” series, which showcases the multifaceted nature of the Austrian alpine landscape.
Designed by Austrian Mint graphic artists Herbert Wähner and Anna Rastl, the reverse side of the coin features the feathered pink plant with its Latin name, DIANTHUS PLUMARIUS BLANDUS, inscribed on the lower right-hand side. The text REPUBLIK OSTERREICH is shown above the primary design with the denomination 50 EURO placed just to the right side. The obverse depicts the gateway to the Gesäuse Park, an immense natural panorama framed by forest with the River Enns flowing beneath the imposing 2,335 metres (7,700 feet) of the Großer Ödstein. In the foreground is an alpine salamander crawling across on the right side.
|7.89 g||22 mm||Proof||
Available from the 16th February, each coin is encapsulated and presented in a heavy gauge card case accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. An “Alpine Treasures” collector case finished in delicately worked Austrian oak featuring a slate plate sunk into the lid, which is designed to house all three coins in the series, is also available as a separate purchase. For additional information about this coin and other coins in the series, please visit the website of the Austrian Mint.