On October 7, the Austrian Mint will release the eighth coin design in its “Austria Piece by Piece” series featuring images of Austrian provinces created by local school children. The new design celebrates Burgenland, a flat region in eastern Austria known for its sun, migratory birds, and proximity to Lake Neusiedl.
The reverse of the Bergenlund coin, designed by student Leonie Schrollenberger, features a prominent stork standing in Lake Neusiedl, with historic buildings and wine-making accoutrements displayed in the foreground and background.
The obverse design was created by Helmut Andexlinger and engraved by Thomas Pesendorfer. Its content is similar to that of the reverse, but with a more realistic rendering of the buildings and birds along Lake Neusiedl’s southern shore, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Three €10 coins will share the design: the silver Proof issue will have a maximum mintage of 30,000 pieces and will cost €36.30; the Special Uncirculated release will be limited to 40,000 coins, priced at €29.70 each; and the Uncirculated copper coin, limited to 130,000 pieces, will be available for its face value of €10.
After October 7, the next release in the “Austria Piece by Piece” series will be issued in June of 2016 and will celebrate Oberösterreich, the ninth province to be featured. The tenth and final coin in the series will honor Austria as a whole, and will be available in October of next year.
For more information on the Burgenland coins or the “Piece by Piece” series, visit the Austrian Mint’s Web Site.