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Silver Proof Coin
Imperial-Royal South Railway

Product No. 13969

€  54,00

*incl. 20% VAT
Maximum order quantity: 10
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Connecting landlocked Vienna to the port of Trieste, the Imperial-Royal South Railway was vital to the Habsburg Empire for both trade and tourism. The superb second 20 euro silver coin in our Austrian Railways series charting the history of rail in Austria commemorates the 150th anniversary of the line’s completion in 1857.

A major feat of engineering, not least due to the obstacle represented by the Alps, work on the railway began following an imperial edict in 1841. One of the numerous viaducts bridging the mountain valleys is shown on the coin’s obverse behind the Steinbrück, the locomotive specially built for the railway in 1848 and still preserved as a museum piece today. The reverse depicts the railway station in the harbour of the Adriatic port of Trieste, with a type 17c 372 steam locomotive emerging from its entrance. The Imperial-Royal South Railway was immensely popular with the Viennese and this scene, taken from a watercolour of the time, shows exactly why.

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 12. September 2007
Quality Proof
Series Austrian Railways
Face Value 20 Euro
Coin Design Thomas Pesendorfer, Herbert Wähner
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 -

Connecting landlocked Vienna to the port of Trieste, the Imperial-Royal South Railway was vital to the Habsburg Empire for both trade and tourism. The superb second 20 euro silver coin in our Austrian Railways series charting the history of rail in Austria commemorates the 150th anniversary of the line’s completion in 1857.

A major feat of engineering, not least due to the obstacle represented by the Alps, work on the railway began following an imperial edict in 1841. One of the numerous viaducts bridging the mountain valleys is shown on the coin’s obverse behind the Steinbrück, the locomotive specially built for the railway in 1848 and still preserved as a museum piece today. The reverse depicts the railway station in the harbour of the Adriatic port of Trieste, with a type 17c 372 steam locomotive emerging from its entrance. The Imperial-Royal South Railway was immensely popular with the Viennese and this scene, taken from a watercolour of the time, shows exactly why.

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 12. September 2007
Quality Proof
Series Austrian Railways
Face Value 20 Euro
Coin Design Thomas Pesendorfer, Herbert Wähner
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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