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1.5€ AUSTRIA 2022 - Philharmonic

Country: AustriaWeight: 1 OunceDiameter: 37 mmMint: Perth Mint    Fineness: .999Thickness: 3.2 mmYear: 2022Edge: Reeded ..

30.00€

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25€ AUSTRIA 2022 - Extraterrestrial life

25€ AUSTRIA 2022 - Extraterrestrial lifeIs there anybody out there or is all life in the universe limited to our tiny ‘third rock from the sun’? And if we manage to establish contact with extraterrestrials, will it be love at first sight or a match made in hell? These and other eternal questions are explored on Extraterrestrial Life, the 2022 edition of our ever-popular Silver Niobium coin.What if there really is somebody out there? Making contact with aliens would change our whole concept of the universe. Is this really plausible or are such thoughts purely fantasy? Given that we only know a tiny part of the universe, which comprises some 100 billion galaxies, each with 100 billion stars, it is hardly surprising that we continue to ask these questions. The James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space, is designed to help us find out the answers. The telescope’s improved wavelength coverage and greater sensitivity compared with those of its predecessor, the Hubble, will enable the Webb to look much closer to the beginning of time, when the first stars and galaxies started to form, and fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe. Launched into space on 25 December 2021, since 24 January 2022 the Webb has been successfully unfolded to its operational configuration and successfully entered orbit at its target destination.The wait for the Webb to detect signs of extraterrestrial life will no doubt be a long one. But in the meantime, one day visitors from another galaxy may drop in to say hello. If they do, will they look down on us or consider us their equals. Whatever the answer, they will have to be from a civilization even more technologically advanced than the James Webb Space Telescope itself.Coin MotifThe Webb is shown in the silver outer ring on the coin’s obverse alongside the famous Drake equation, which is aimed at calculating the probability of extraterrestrial life. The violet niobium core is dominated by an alien holding the earth in its hands like a plaything, symbolising that we may well be defenceless against them should they exist.In the niobium core of the coin’s reverse, some of the factors that could favour life on other planets are represented: carbon dioxide, methane, oxygen, vegetation and water. In the outer silver ring, the Webb is shown capturing an exoplanet passing in front of a star. Facial value: 25 eurosYear: 2021Quality: Special not in shapeDiameter: 34.00 mmMetal: Silver alloy of niobium || Silver Ag 900 Ring / Niobium CoreFine Weight: 9.00 gTotal weight: 16.50 g..

82.50€

2€ AUSTRIA 2022 - 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus Program

2 euros AUSTRIA 2022 - 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus ProgramCountry: AUSTRIAFacial value: 2 eurosYear: 2022Weight: 8.5gDiameter: 25.75mmQuality: S/CMotive: 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus ProgramMintage: 1.050.000 unidades..

3.00€

2€ AUSTRIA 2022 - 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus Program (COLORED)

2 euros AUSTRIA 2022 - 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus Program (COLORED)Country: AUSTRIAFacial value: 2 eurosYear: 2022Weight: 8.5gDiameter: 25.75mmQuality: S/CMotive: 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus ProgramMintage: 1.050.000 unidades..

7.00€

2€ PORTUGAL2022 - 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus Program (BU)

2 euros PORTUGAL2022 - 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus ProgramCountry: PORTUGALFacial value: 2 eurosYear: 2022Weight: 8.5gDiameter: 25.75mmQuality: BUMotive: 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus ProgramMintage: 6.000 unidades..

13.00€

2€ PORTUGAL2022 - 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus Program (PROOF)

2 euros PORTUGAL2022 - 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus ProgramCountry: PORTUGALFacial value: 2 eurosYear: 2022Weight: 8.5gDiameter: 25.75mmQuality: S/CMotive: 35th Anniversary of the Erasmus ProgramMintage: 6.000 unidades..

23.50€

3€ AUSTRIA 2022 - Microraptor Gui

3 euros AUSTRIA 2022 - Microraptor Gui Like all animal groups, dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes. Weighing just one kilogram and no larger than a chicken, Microraptor gui was the smallest of them all. Despite having wings and feathers, the subject of the tenth coin in the spectacular Supersaurs series was not a bird, but rather a true dinosaur dating from the early cretaceous period some 120 million years ago.We know this because numerous well preserved Microraptor fossil specimens have been found in lakebed deposits in China's Liaoning province. Preserved in mud, the dinosaur’s remains were protected from oxygen and scavengers and thus provided palaeontologists with a rare and fascinating glimpse of prehistoric life. Even the dinosaur’s feathers were clearly visible, forming a fringe around the skull, along the neck before merging into long wing feathers. The elongated long tail also culminated in a fan of feathers, two of which were particularly long. Microraptor gui is also one of the few dinosaurs of which the colour of the feathers can be gauged. Although it was not a bird, the Microraptor does, however, provide important evidence about the evolutionary relationship between birds and early dinosaurs.On the right of the coin’s reverse, a colour-printed Microraptor gui is shown in a forest landscape, clawing at a tree trunk; on the left, a flying Microraptor chases a dragonfly. The coin’s obverse features all 12 prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in silhouette. All of the 3 euro coins in the series are legal tender in Austria. PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2022Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..

18.50€

3€ AUSTRIA 2022 - Ornithomimus velox

3 euros AUSTRIA 2022 - Ornithomimus velox Our fascinating journey to the world of extreme dinosaurs draws to a close in the shape of Ornithomimus velox, the twelfth and final coin in the Supersaurs series. Ornithomimus velox is definitely a case of last but not least, however, given that it was the fastest dinosaur to have ever roamed the earth.Standing upright on long hind legs that ended in three powerful claws, and with a long, flexible neck and large eyes set in a small head, Ornithomimus velox bore some resemblance to the ostrich, albeit with a long tail and arms instead of wings. The dinosaur even had a toothless jaw that tapered into a beak. Weighing around 150 kilograms and measuring 4 metres from its beak to the tip of its long tail, Ornithomimus had lower legs that were significantly longer than its thighs, and elongated metatarsal bones, both typical characteristics of a fast runner. Computer models have calculated that Ornithomimus had a top speed of 60 to 80 kilometres per hour, but its powerful hind claws suggest that it was capable of defending itself and did not just use its speed to evade attack.Although the remains found to date cannot exactly substantiate Ornithomimus’ diet, the presence of small gastroliths – stones that birds and other animals swallow to grind food – in the epigastric region of some skeletons imply that it was a herbivore. Having said that, Ornithomimus could also have preyed on small reptiles and insects, another similarity with the ostrich, which despite having a predominantly plant-based diet and employing gastroliths, also eats caterpillars and grasshoppers.Ornithomimus velox features all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in silhouette on its obverse, while a colour-printed Ornithomimus is shown moving through a grassy landscape on the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The 3 euro Supersaurs coins are legal tender in Austria. PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2022Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..

18.50€

3€ AUSTRIA 2022 - Pachycephalosaurus

3 euros AUSTRIA 2022 - Pachycephalosaurus  Pachycephalosaurus means "thick-headed lizard" in Greek, a particularly apt name given that the prehistoric herbivore that features on the penultimate coin in the Supersaurs series had a skull roof up to 25 cm thick. As the second part of its name implies, Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis lived in what is now the north-western United States and the province of Alberta in Canada during the late Cretaceous period, some 70 million years ago.Unusually curved and with short, blunt spines protruding along its edge, the skull of Pachycephalosaurs was unique among dinosaurs. Towards the front it tapered into a small, knobbly beak and the eyes faced forward, meaning that the dinosaur could see stereoscopically, as we humans do, in three dimensions. Scientists disagree about the skull’s function. The first and most popular theory interprets it as a weapon to be used in intra-species combat, although this is disputed. Another theory assumes that the skull served as an individual recognition feature and exerted a signal effect on conspecifics through its shape and colour. This idea is supported by the fact that there was probably a sexual dimorphism in thick-skinned dinosaurs; that is, males had larger and higher skull roofs than females. The flatter skulls found show no injuries, suggesting that they belonged to females or juveniles that did not have to engage in rutting combat.Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis features all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in silhouette on its obverse. The obverse features a colour-printed Pachycephalosaurus being threatened by a predatorial Allosaurus in a prehistoric landscape. All of the 3 euro coins in the series are legal tender in Austria. PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2022Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..

18.50€

20€ AUSTRIA 2021 - The Wisdom of the owl

Few natural experiences are as otherworldly as the sight of the penetrating golden-yellow eyes of an owl staring through the pitch darkness. This sensation is brought to life on The Wisdom of the Owl, the second coin in the five-piece Eyes of the World series, with the help of shining Swarovski® crystals that enhance the animal’s already mythical quality.Despite the nocturnal hunter’s ability to turn its oversized head by up to 270 degrees, the all-knowing serenity it projects as it sits otherwise motionless on a branch is uncannily reminiscent of the elderly members of our own species. This may be why we humans have always recognised ourselves in the owl. The light of wisdom seems to shine in the bird’s eyes, to the extent that it used to be believed that the owl produced light itself, its eyes like round windows magically illuminating the darkness. Equating light with wisdom stems from the Western worldview, which since time immemorial has pitched the light of reason in a struggle against the forces of darkness.The coin’s reverse is dominated by the stylised face of an owl with eyes of multi-faceted golden-yellow shining crystals by Swarovski®, while the coin’s obverse features an owl sitting on a branch, from which it looks down, patiently and persistently, in search of its prey. The bird is surrounded by decorations reminiscent of ancient Greek ornaments. Facial value: 20 eurosYear: 2021Quality: Special not in shapeDiameter: 34.00 mmMetal: Silver Ag 925 Ring Fine Weight: 20.74 gTotal weight: 22.42 g..

83.50€

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25€ AUSTRIA 2021 - Smart Mobility

Getting from A to B promises to be both smart and exciting in the future. The plans and concepts illustrated on Smart Mobility, the 2021 edition of the Silver Niobium coin, suggest that mobility will also become healthier. This is because of the health benefits of cycling and using public transport, as well as the subsequent reduction in air and noise pollution in urban areas and the deceleration of global warming. The appearance of urban spaces will also change dramatically. The basic idea here is the ‘superblock’ concept, in which houses are grouped together as in a garden city and traffic moved to the periphery. Urban areas are thus transformed from parking lots into lively parks where children can effectively play in the street. This will result in more sustainable and environmentally friendly transport solutions. It also implies greater digitization, something that has already led to the invention of self-driving cars and buses and could make air taxis a common sight in the near future.The coin’s obverse is dominated by a blueprint of an air taxi. The futuristic craft fills the two-tone niobium core and spreads into the silver outer ring so as to underline the visionary nature of this concept. The coin’s reverse underlines the ecologically sustainable, decelerated aspect of smart mobility. The silver outer ring highlights the importance of public transport in the future while the niobium core focuses on the bike and scooter, the most sustainable individual means of mobility. Also in the niobium core, the superblock concept is seen as if through a lens. Facial value: 25 eurosYear: 2021Quality: Special not in shapeDiameter: 34.00 mmMetal: Silver alloy of niobium || Silver Ag 900 Ring / Niobium CoreFine Weight: 9.00 gTotal weight: 16.50 g..

77.00€

3€ AUSTRIA 2021 - Argentinosaurus huinculensis

3 euros AUSTRIA 2021 - Argentinosaurus huinculensis Glow in the Dark The biggest behemothThe ninth coin in the Supersaurs series features Argentinosaurus huinculensis, the largest and heaviest land animal to have ever walked the earth. Between 30 and 40 metres in length and weighing 60  to 90 tons, Argentinosaurus lived in what is now South America some 94 million years ago.Little is known about the Argentinosaurus as only a few remains, including vertebrae, ribs, a shin and a femur, have been found. A limited fossil record is not atypical for sauropods because their massive carcasses would have disintegrated quickly after their demise and been split up and carried off by scavengers. By comparing the behemoth with better preserved sauropods, however, experts believe that Argentinosaurus had a small head, a long neck and tail, a barrel-shaped trunk and four columnar legs. Its enormous weight limited Argentinosaurus’ ability to move at speed, although it is presumed that it did not need to be fast because its vast size meant that it rarely had to flee.Argentinosaurus huinculensis features all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in silhouette on its obverse, while a colour-printed Argentinosaurus is shown in the company of another member of its species and a pair of Pterosaurs on the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The 3 euro Supersaurs coins are legal tender in Austria. PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2021Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..

22.00€

3€ AUSTRIA 2021 - Deinonychus Antirrhopus

3 euros AUSTRIA 2021 - Deinonychus Antirrhopus Glow in the Dark Size isn’t everything. Deinonychus antirrhopus is a case in point. The seventh supersaur in the superlative series may only have been three and a half meters in length, but it was one of the most dangerous and intelligent dinosaurs to have ever walked the earth. An inhabitant of what is now known as North America, Deinonychus lived some 110 million years ago. When moving nimbly around on two legs, it used its flexible tail to maintain its balance. Studded with numerous blade-like teeth with jagged edges, Deinonychus's jaws very were much those of a carnivore. Despite containing a brain large enough to suggest a highly intelligent animal, its skull was relatively narrow. This enabled Deinonychus to see stereoscopically and to estimate distances precisely - an essential prerequisite for a successful predator. But perhaps the most striking feature of Deinonychus was the large sickle-shaped claws on the second toe of its hind legs. The fossilized tracks of a Deinonychus show that these claws were splayed upwards and did not touch the ground during walking, all the better for fixing its prey to the ground with one leg while tearing it open with the claws on its long front legs.Deinonychus features all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in silhouette on its obverse, while a colour-printed Deinonychus is shown in the company of a Xenoceratops on the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The 3 euro Supersaurs coins are legal tender in Austria. PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2021Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..

23.50€

3€ AUSTRIA 2021 - Styracosaurus Albertensis

3 euros AUSTRIA 2021 - Deinonychus Antirrhopus Glow in the Dark The longest hornThey may have looked terrifying but the spikes and horns that protruded from the head of Styracosaurus albertensis were not necessarily used for violent purposes. The subject of the eighth coin in the Supersaurs series had four to six long spikes extending from its neck frill, a smaller horn on each cheek, and a single horn, up to 60 cm long and 15 cm wide, protruding from its nose. The function of those horns has long been the subject of scientific debate.In the case of some horned dinosaurs, horns certainly served as defence in the event of attack, although the neck frill would have been punctured quickly in combat. Bite marks of a Tyrannosaurus rex have been found on the frill of a Triceratops, for example. Another possibility is that males with bigger, more elaborate and more visible headgear had a better chance of intimidating their rivals in the herd and attracting available females during the mating season. The frills may also have been decorated with eye-catching patterns and bright colours, which could have served as a distinguishing feature or helped established the hierarchy within the herd. Who knows, they may also have served to impress their enemies to the extent that they would not even consider attacking Styracosaurus in the first place.Styracosaurus albertensis features all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in silhouette on its obverse, while a colour-printed Styracosaurus is followed by a snarling Tyrannosaurus rex in the background of the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The 3 euro Supersaurs coins are legal tender in Austria. PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2021Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..

22.00€

5€ AUSTRIA 2021 - A little miracle

Country: AustriaQuality:     uncirculatedFace value:     5 EuroDate of issue:     10.03.2021Coin design:       Mag. Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wähner, Kathrin KuntnerDiameter:     28.50 mmAlloy:     CopperTotal weight:     8.90 g..

8.00€

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