20 Austrian Schilling Coin Design
The 20 Austrian schilling commemorative coin front design features the denomination, country’s name, and the escutcheon Emblem of Austria between the issue date.
The reverse of the coin illustrates the portrait of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 –1809), who was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. This coin is part of the 1982 – 1993 commemorative series ‘’250th Anniversary of Joseph Haydn’’. Its rim is plain or contains dots, and its color is gold.
Text: · REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH 20 SCHILLING 19 82 JOSEPH HAYDN 1732 1982 TP
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In 1924 Austria established the first schilling after the Schilling Act’s pronouncement.
The following year the Oesterreichische Nationalbank issued coins in denominations of 1, 2, 10 groschen, and ½ and 1 schilling, followed by 5 groschen in 1931, 50 groschen, also 1 and 5 schilling in 1934.
In 1938, abolished the schilling for the wake of Germany’s annexation of Austria.
After World War II, Allied Military reintroduced the schilling in 1945.
Between 1947 and 1952 emitted, Coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 groschen, and 1, 2, and also 5 schilling.
In 1957 Austria introduced the 10 schilling coin, followed by the 50 groschen and also 1 schilling in 1959, and the 5 schilling coin the following year.
Austria introduced the 20 schilling coin to replace the banknote in 1980; however, the banknote and coin circulated at par for a couple of years.
Because of the collapse of the Bretton Woods system in 1971, the shilling had tied to a series of different currencies, a situation that ended in 1976, when it was tied to the German mark.
The euro became the official currency of Austria in 1999; however, introduced in 2002 euro coins and notes.
Austria currency symbol
The schilling was the official currency of Austria from 1925 to 1938 and from 1945 to 1999. The official currency symbol: S or öS.