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50 Euro Gold Alfred Adler Coin P

  • From the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy series
  • Highest possible minting quality
  • Comes in a case with a certificate of authenticity
  • Strictly limited mintage
  • Tax free
  • Best Gold Coin of the Year Award 2020   
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The second coin in our enlightening The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy gold series is dedicated to Alfred Adler (1870-1937). Originally a member of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic movement, Adler broke with Freud and founded the Society for Individual Psychology in 1912. Individual psychology became a viable alternative to psychoanalysis and, like the other two pioneers celebrated in the series, Adler had a major impact on the development of psychotherapy, the scientific discipline established in Vienna in the 20th century. 

Free thinker

Born in Vienna in 1870, Adler was the second of seven children born to Hungarian-Jewish parents. After his studies at the University of Vienna, Adler became an ophthalmologist before moving into general practice. His clinical experience led him to conclude that each patient should be viewed as a unique entity, that we are free beings who are not determined by our instincts and that we have to solve the cultural responsibilities that life imposes on us. This idea made individual psychology a therapeutic alternative to psychoanalysis, a development that was temporarily hindered by the First World War, during which Adler served as a doctor with the Austrian Army. After the war, Adler’s influence grew considerably. Form 1927 he was a regular visitor to the United States where his optimistic view of humanity achieved great popularity. In the early 1930s, Adler’s Jewish heritage led to the closure of his Austrian clinics and he left the country of his birth for a professorship at the Long Island College of Medicine. One of the world’s best known psychologists at the time, Adler died in 1937 while on a lecture tour in Scotland. 

Product No. 22216
Date of Issue 24 January 2018
Quality Proof
Series The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy
Face Value 50 Euro
Diameter 22.00 mm
Coin Design Mag. Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wähner
Alloy Gold Au 986
Fine Weight 7.78 g / 0.25 oz
Total Weight 7.89 g
Packaging Comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase
Mintage (Proof) 20,000
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