Gold coin - 200 Years Joanneum at Graz
Established in 1811 as a national museum by Archduke Johann, the Joanneum celebrates its bicentenary in 2011; an occasion that the Austrian Mint is honouring with the issue of a very special gold coin.
Made to the highest
quality proof, with a polished finish and frosted motif, the coin
depicts the handsome collection of museum buildings set against a
polished background – with unique results.
Highly sought after due to the value of its 10 grams of fine gold, the coin is beautifully executed from an artistic, technological and thematic perspective.
The coin in detail
The obverse of the coin
depicts the museum entrance at number 10 Raubergasse, which leads to
the main part of the Joanneum Universal Museum. In the background, the
modern Kunsthaus, known affectionately as the "Friendly Alien" by its
creators, can be seen. In accordance with this modern design, on the
left-hand side the landscape of the River Mur has been subtly stylised.
The reverse side of the coin shows a detail of the armoury at Graz arsenal, the world's largest remaining historic arsenal. In the foreground is the armour of Michael Witz the Younger from Innsbruck, circa 1550.
źródło: Austrian Mint / Wikipedia