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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 2017 Austria 5 Euro Easter Lamb

    2017 Austria 5 Euro Easter Lamb

    A commemorative coin for the most important holiday This is my entry for Day 1 “A” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!A = Austria. Obverse Austria joined the “Euro” at its commencement in 2002, replacing the Schilling (made up of 100 Groschen). The European Central Bank set the regulations for normal circulating coins in…

  • 1927 Austria 2 Groschen

    1927 Austria 2 Groschen

    A coin with an interesting font Obverse The obverse of the coin features the country name (“Österreich”, in German) and the year. I really like the font, the shape of the numbers, and the lightning bolt-type “s”. The main design on the obverse of the coin is known as a “Cross portent” – a cross…

  • Austria 10 Groschen 1952

    Austria 10 Groschen 1952

    The first coin in my collection Here is the 1952 Austria 10 Groschen, a coin which was produced by Austria from 1951 – 2001, a pretty good run! The (second) Austrian Schilling was produced after WWII, from 1945 – 2001. 1 Schilling is divided up into 100 Groschen. The coin has a simple but attractive…