25 Euro - 150 Years Semmering Alpine Railway (2004)
Bimetal coins
Face Value:25 EuroAlloy:Ag 900 / 7,15 g Niob
Currency:EuroDiameter:34 mm
Date of issue:18.02.2004
Total weight:17,15 gEdge:plain
Fine weight:9 g
Coin design by:Coin design by:
Thomas PesendorferHelmut Andexlinger
The obverse of the coin shows an historical and a modern locomotive, representing the technical development in locomotive construction between the years 1854 and 2004. The upper half of the coin depicts the “Taurus”, a high performance locomotive from the construction series 1016. Below is shown the first functional Alpine locomotive constructed by Wilhelm Freiherr von Engerth.The coin has a silver ring and the colour of the niobium “pill” is green. The reverse shows a typical Semmering panorama. A steam engine just emerged from a tunnel crosses one of the characteristic viaducts bridging a deep valley in the breath-taking landscape. The green colour of the niobium core reflects the land through which the train travels.
YearCirculation qualitySpecial UncirculatedProofFrosted Proof
2004- 50.000--