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Silver Proof Coin
Emperor Ferdinand’s North Railway

Product No. 13968

€  54,00

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Spanning from the advent of the steam train to the present-day high-speed rail network, Austrian Railways is an enlightening 20 euro silver six-coin series charting the history of rail in Austria. A must for all coin collectors, train buffs and history enthusiasts, the fascinating journey appropriately begins with Emperor Ferdinand’s North Railway, Austria’s first ever line.

Constructed primarily to connect the coal mines of Bohemia and Moravia to Vienna, the imperial capital, the North Railway was commenced in 1836 with the blessing of Emperor Ferdinand. The line’s inaugural 24-minute run took place on 19 November 1837 when the Austria, a locomotive built in England, managed to pull eight carriages containing 164 guests to a maximum speed of 33 kilometres per hour. The momentous occasion is depicted in a scene from a charming 19th-century etching on the coin’s reverse, which shows the train crossing the Danube, while the august engine and its three different classes of carriage are depicted in painstaking detail on the obverse.

Minted to a maximum of 50,000 pieces in Proof quality only, each coin comes in an attractive case with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Date of Issue 13. June 2007
Quality Proof
Series Austrian Railways
Face Value 20 Euro
Coin Design Thomas Pesendorfer, Mag. Helmut Andexlinger
Diameter 34,00 mm
Alloy Silver Ag 900
Fine Weight 18,00 g
Total Weight 20,00 g
Packaging Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase
Year Uncirculated Proof Special Uncirculated
2007 - 50.000 -

Spanning from the advent of the steam train to the present-day high-speed rail network, Austrian Railways is an enlightening 20 euro silver six-coin series charting the history of rail in Austria. A must for all coin collectors, train buffs and history enthusiasts, the fascinating journey appropriately begins with Emperor Ferdinand’s North Railway, Austria’s first ever line.

Constructed primarily to connect the coal mines of Bohemia and Moravia to Vienna, the imperial capital, the North Railway was commenced in 1836 with the blessing of Emperor Ferdinand. The line’s inaugural 24-minute run took place on 19 November 1837 when the Austria, a locomotive built in England, managed to pull eight carriages containing 164 guests to a maximum speed of 33 kilometres per hour. The momentous occasion is depicted in a scene from a charming 19th-century etching on the coin’s reverse, which shows the train crossing the Danube, while the august engine and its three different classes of carriage are depicted in painstaking detail on the obverse.

Minted to a maximum of 50,000 pieces in Proof quality only, each coin comes in an attractive case with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Date of Issue 13. June 2007
Quality Proof
Series Austrian Railways
Face Value 20 Euro
Coin Design Thomas Pesendorfer, Mag. Helmut Andexlinger
Diameter 34,00 mm
Alloy Silver Ag 900
Fine Weight 18,00 g
Total Weight 20,00 g
Packaging Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase
Year Uncirculated Proof Special Uncirculated
2007 - 50.000 -

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