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2023 Austria Proof Gold €50 Unsung Heroines Tina Blau - Painter

2023 Austria Proof Gold €50 Unsung Heroines Tina Blau - Painter

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New from the Austrian Mint, Austria’s Unsung Heroines is dedicated to five of Austria’s great women who received far too little attention for their achievements in the arts and sciences.

The COTY (Coin of the Year) Awards for 2023-dated coins feature an impressive lineup of 100 coins, with 10 outstanding coins in each of 10 specific categories. The judging process has already begun, with over 100 experts casting their ballots to select one winner in each category. Following this, the same expert panel will conduct a second round of voting to determine the overall Coin of the Year, the most distinguished coin among the category winners.

The Unsung Heroines series Tina Blau Painter coin was nominated for the Most Artistic coin of 2023. The "Most Artistic Coin" category in the COTY Awards celebrates coins that exhibit outstanding artistic quality and creativity. This category focuses on coins that push the boundaries of design, craftsmanship, and visual appeal.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1/4 oz of .986 fine Gold.
  • Coins are packaged in the original box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: The coin’s obverse features a likeness of Tina Blau taken from a photograph from her youth. A broad brush stroke dominates the background of the coin.
  • Reverse: Decorated with trees and flowers, the right-hand side of the coin’s reverse focuses on the landscape painting for which Tina Blau became famous. The portraits of two women on the left allude to her time teaching at the Wiener Frauenakademie.
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.


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These commemorative Gold coins from Austria are a great way to add to your Gold holdings while enhancing your world Gold collection. Add one of these 2023 Austria Proof Gold €100 Unsung Heroines coins to your cart today!

About Unsung Heroines

The series explores what it meant to be a creative and talented woman in Austria during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, looks at the obstacles they had to overcome, and highlights the successes of the women featured in their five different fields.

Back then, studying at university was the exception rather than the rule for women, as was the unbiased assessment of their work. The stories of how these five remarkable women managed to excel in environments that were still the preserve of men are often moving and show just how much strength of character, tenacity and self-belief were needed for talented women to accomplish their goals in very challenging circumstances.


Tina Blau, born in Vienna in 1845, was drawn to painting as a child. In those days, aspiring female painters had to rely on private lessons as there were no official training opportunities for them, but she was fortunate to have a highly supportive father.

In 1883, she moved to Munich where she taught at the Women Artists’ Association. Her first major exhibition was held there in 1890; she later exhibited her work at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and her work was presented at many subsequent international exhibitions. In 1897, she helped found the Wiener Frauenakademie, an art school for women in Vienna, where she taught until 1915. A truly modern painter and thinker, Tina Blau was a courageous and independent personality who had a profound effect on the next generations of women artists. She died in the Austrian capital in 1916.

Austrian Gold Commemorative Coins
In addition to minting the ever popular Gold Philharmonics, the Austrian Mint is also responsible for producing unique commemorative coins honoring various people, places and events important to Austrian history. We carry Austrian Gold coins in a variety of sizes with a variety of themes.

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