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2020 Austria Silver €5 New Year's 150th Anniversary Musikverein

2020 Austria Silver €5 New Year's 150th Anniversary Musikverein

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The Austrian Mint’s New Year Coin of 2020 is all about music, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870 featuring the Greek god, Apollo.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1/4 oz of Silver.
  • Packaged in an illustrated blister pack.
  • Mintage of 50,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Depicts the coat of arms of the nine federal provinces of Austria.
  • Reverse: In Eisenmenger’s frieze, the youthful Apollo floats above the audience, no doubt buoyed by all the beauty he has witnessed over the past century and a half. The coin motif shows him, lyre in hand, a toga covering his lower body. In the background, the famous organ of the Golden Hall can be seen.
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian government.

This coin is a fantastic New Year's addition to any collection. Add this 2020 Austria Silver €5 New Year's 150th Anniversary of Musikverein coin to your cart today!

Considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, the Musikverein was designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen in the Neoclassical style of an ancient Greek temple. The building was inaugurated on 6 January 1870, when the first night audience was captivated by the combination of its architectural and acoustic beauty. However, the legendary sound of the Golden Hall is not the product of scientific precision but of fortuitous happenstance, as Hansen had to rely on his intuition rather than on studies of architectural acoustics. Fortunately, the wonderful architecture resulted in sublime sound. The image of the god of music and dance is taken from a frieze, designed by August Eisenmenger (1830-1907), found on the ceiling of the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, the spiritual home of classical music in the Austrian capital.

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Posted By:Bruce

From:Reno, Nevada

Date:Jul 20, 2021

What a pleasant surprise.

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Our friends across the pond again show how to celebrate anniversaries of the arts and culture. the packaging is wonderful, the presentation of the coin is top notch. for such a small coin is is wonderfully engraved and minted. the only flaw i find is in the face of Apollo. a tad bit harsh look to him. other than that a good coin to collect and show.


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