Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Austria 5 euro 2010 - Winter Games

New silver commemoratives:

"Winter Games 2010"

The Winter Olympics will be held from 12th to 28th February in and around Vancouver on the west coast of Canada's British Columbia. More than 5000 athletes compete in 86 events for Olympic medals.

Each coin displays a winter discipline in which Austria is a world-leading performer. The first has as its theme ski jumping. One sees the helmeted ski-jumper captured in his flight from the end of the steep ramp against a background of trees in an alpine forest.

The second design shows a female snow-boarder as she performs a hair-raising air trick, flipping her snowboard up over the rim of the half-pipe in which they perform.

(information and image by Javier Telleria)

LINK: Austrian Mint

Composition: silver .800
Diameter: 28.50 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: nine-sided, plain
Designers: Helmut Andexlinger and Thomas Pesendorfer

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