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Colourful Creatures

colourful creatures, the owl

Colourful Creatures

Just like certain nocturnal species, the animals featured on the 12 extraordinary coins in our new Colourful Creatures series become active at night − by glowing in the dark. The series has special appeal for children, who can enjoy the coins long after they have gone to bed, but we believe it is going to prove popular with animal lovers and coin collectors of all ages.

The Austrian Mint’s master engravers have taken their world-famous craftsmanship and attention to detail to another level with this series by combining the coins’ surface relief, colour application and superb artwork to dramatic effect. Even the coins' face value is out of the ordinary: Colourful Creatures is the first ever Austrian 3 euro coin series. With a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces, the 12 glow-in-the-dark coloured coins will be issued every three months over the next three years.

The other Side of the coin

With special appeal for animal lovers and coin collectors of all ages, the 12 extraordinary coins in our new Colourful Creatures series feature a glowing selection of animals that show just how wonderful nature actually is.

The obverse of all the 3 euro Colourful Creatures coins feature a design comprising the silhouettes of all 12 animals in the series − the bat, tiger, crocodile, kingfisher, wolf, parrot, shark, owl, frog, turtle, otter and crayfish − interspersed with various types of vegetation, not to mention the stars, the moon and a wolf’s paw print.

The first ever Austrian 3 euro coins, Colourful Creatures are legal tender in Austria and will be issued every three months over the next three years.

Collector Album

Did you know that owls cannot actually move their eyes, but make up for it by rotating their necks up to 270 degrees? This is just one of the many fascinating facts about owls, turtles, crayfish, otters, sharks, crocodiles, tigers, kingfishers, parrots, bats, wolves and frogs that can be found in our superbly illustrated Colourful Creatures collector album.

The cover of the album features a changing image that shows a tiger, owl or shark depending on how it is viewed. Guaranteed to delight animal lovers of all ages, this collector album will also help nurture an interest in conservation and the environment in general.

AVAILABLE IN GERMAN ONLY
 

colourful creatures, the owl

Colourful Creatures

Just like certain nocturnal species, the animals featured on the 12 extraordinary coins in our new Colourful Creatures series become active at night − by glowing in the dark. The series has special appeal for children, who can enjoy the coins long after they have gone to bed, but we believe it is going to prove popular with animal lovers and coin collectors of all ages.

The Austrian Mint’s master engravers have taken their world-famous craftsmanship and attention to detail to another level with this series by combining the coins’ surface relief, colour application and superb artwork to dramatic effect. Even the coins' face value is out of the ordinary: Colourful Creatures is the first ever Austrian 3 euro coin series. With a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces, the 12 glow-in-the-dark coloured coins will be issued every three months over the next three years.

The other Side of the coin

With special appeal for animal lovers and coin collectors of all ages, the 12 extraordinary coins in our new Colourful Creatures series feature a glowing selection of animals that show just how wonderful nature actually is.

The obverse of all the 3 euro Colourful Creatures coins feature a design comprising the silhouettes of all 12 animals in the series − the bat, tiger, crocodile, kingfisher, wolf, parrot, shark, owl, frog, turtle, otter and crayfish − interspersed with various types of vegetation, not to mention the stars, the moon and a wolf’s paw print.

The first ever Austrian 3 euro coins, Colourful Creatures are legal tender in Austria and will be issued every three months over the next three years.

Collector Album

Did you know that owls cannot actually move their eyes, but make up for it by rotating their necks up to 270 degrees? This is just one of the many fascinating facts about owls, turtles, crayfish, otters, sharks, crocodiles, tigers, kingfishers, parrots, bats, wolves and frogs that can be found in our superbly illustrated Colourful Creatures collector album.

The cover of the album features a changing image that shows a tiger, owl or shark depending on how it is viewed. Guaranteed to delight animal lovers of all ages, this collector album will also help nurture an interest in conservation and the environment in general.

AVAILABLE IN GERMAN ONLY
 

Other products in series

colourful creatures, the bat

The Bat

3 Euro Collector album

Collector Album

colourful creatures, tiger

The Tiger

colourful creatures, crocodile

The Crocodile

Colourful creatures, the kingfisher

The Kingfisher

colourful creatures, the wolf

The Wolf

colourful creatures, the parrot sold out

The Parrot

colourful creatures, the shark sold out

The Shark

colourful creatures, the owl

The Owl

Frog

The Frog – 2018

Turtle

The Turtle – 2019

Otter

The Otter – 2019

Crayfish

The Crayfish – 2019

Collector Album

Available in German only. To see inside click on links below.
 

 

Specifications

Quality

Special Uncirculated

Face value

3 Euro

Diameter

34 mm

Alloy

CuNi 25

Weight

16 g