Austria 50 cents 2016 - The Secession Building

Obverse of Austria 50 cents 2016 - The Secession Building

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Krause - Mishler KM# 3141
Details The Secession Building illustrates the birth of art nouveau in Austria. The building symbolises the birth of a new age and represents a bridge to a new monetary era.

It was built in 1898 by Joseph Maria Olbrich, in the Jugendstil style as a showcase for the Secession movement's artists. The building was damaged by bombs during World War II and set on fire by the retreating German army.
Specifications Diameter - 24.25mm Thickness - 2.38mm Weight - 7.8gr
Composition Nordic gold (89% copper - 5% aluminium - 5% zinc - 1% tin)
Edge Shaped edge with fine scallops (50 scallops)
Comments Designer: Josef Kaiser

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