The Austrian Mint has announced that the final design in its “Austria Piece by Piece” series will be released on October 5. This will be the tenth coin in a collection that highlights the various regions of Austria with reverse designs created by the country’s schoolchildren. The final coin is titled “Österreich” and features the entire country of Austria as its theme.
The coin will be issued in three versions: a silver Proof issue that will cost €39.60 and have a mintage limit of 30,000 coins; a silver Special Uncirculated issue, available for €33.60 and limited to 40,000 pieces; and a copper issue that costs €10.00 and will be limited to 130,000 coins.
The Österreich reverse design was created by a class at Dr. Jonas primary school in the town of Kapfenberg, according to a press release. The children each contributed an element to the design, which includes images of children holding hands around a stylized portrayal of Austria. “Österreich” is inscribed near the center of the motif.
The obverse was created by Thomas Pesendorfer and features various figures associated with Austria, which have been featured on recent coins struck by the Mint. Inscribed along the rim are REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH, 10 EURO, and 2016.
The silver coins are composed of 17.3 grams of 92.5% silver, while the copper coin is made of 15 grams of 99.9% copper. All three issues have diameters measuring 32 mm.
For more information on the final “Austria By its Children” coins, please visit the Web site of the Austrian Mint.