This week's featured coin is an Austrian 50 schilling featuring a depiction of psychologist Sigmund Freud.
Freud was an Austrian physician who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology, and is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and dream interpretation. Freud worked to cure psychopathology through free association and discussions between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Though his theories are still taught and considered historically significant, his ideas are today considered out-dated, and have been modified for use only in psychoanalysis.
The obverse of the coin shows the value within circle of provincial arms. It is done by Herbert Wähner. The reverse features a bust of Sigmund Freud facing 1/4 left with two dates at upper right done by Thomas Pesendorfer, and a dreamlike illustration done by Gustav Klimt.
600,000 coins were minted with a value of $7.00 USD in uncirculated coindition.
KM# - 3066
Government - Republic
Coinage Type - Post WWII Decimal Coinage (100 Groschen - 1 Schilling)
Mint - Vienna
Composition - Bi-Metallic Copper-Nickel clad Nickel center in Aluminum-Bronze ring
Diameter - 26.5 mm
Edge Type - Plain