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Salzburg province theme of 10-euro issue from Austria

This article was originally printed in World Coin News.
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A Province of Salzburg silver 10 euros is the fifth issue in the Children Series.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the student who co-designed the reverse of this coin.

The reverse depicts the imposing fortress that sits high above the city of Salzburg. Front and center is Mozart with musical notes dancing around him, as well as a violin, one of his favourite instruments. The design is completed with regional “tracht”, the traditional clothing of Salzburg for both men and women, which is still worn on a regular basis in the region. This side of the coin was designed by Melisa Bejic and engraved by Helmut Andexlinger

The obverses in this series always depict a UNESCO designated site. Once again the Fortress of Salzburg known as Hohensalzburg dominates the scene. Below, the old town of Salzburg is carefully depicted and includes many details of this beautiful town. The Cathedral of Salzburg is readily distinguished by its large domed roof and appears in the upper right quadrant of the design. A row of century-old houses with typical architecture of this city are located along the gently flowing the Salzach River. The river is covered with a pattern that reflects salt crystals, the key to the early power and wealth of this region.

This side of the coin also features the country of issue, “Republik Oesterreich” Republic of Austria, the year of issue 2014, the face value of 10 euros and the name of the region, Salzburg. This commemorative coin is legal tender in Austria. The obverse of the coin was designed and engraved by Mint engraver Helmut Andexlinger.

Collectors in the United States and Canada may purchase the coin in Special Uncirculated for 50 to 55 U.S. dollars, or in proof finish for 60 to 64 U.S. dollars by calling APMEX toll free 1-800-375-9006, or online at

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