Denomination: 25 euro
Issue Date: March 11, 2009
Obverse: the Moon and the satellite orbiting it, as well as the Earth and the Sun in the background
Reverse: a portrait of Galileo Galileo and his drawing of the surface of the Moon in the center, as well as various telescopes on the outer ring
Mint: Austrian Mint
Design: Herbert Wahner
|25 euro||Silver (900 sample )/niobium||16.50 g||34.00 mm||65 000||Special Uncirculated|
Austria's collection coin from niobium with a face value of 25 euro "International Year of Astronomy" was issued on March 11, 2009. Minting was carried out at the Austrian mint, the circulation was 65,000 coins.
The obverse of the 25 Euro coin depicts the Moon and the satellite revolving around it, as well as the Earth and the Sun on the background. Along the edge of the inner circle is the inscription "rückseite des mondes" ("reverse side of the moon"). On the outer ring is the name of the country "REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH" and the face value of the coin "25 euro."
The reverse of the coin depicts a portrait of Galileo Galileo and his drawing of the surface of the moon. The outer ring also depicts the history of the creation of telescopes, starting from the Isaac Newton telescope to the modern space telescope. In addition, the reverse has the inscription "jahr der astronomie" ("year of astronomy") and indicates the year Galileo created the first telescope "1609" as well as the year of issue of the coin "2009."
List of collectible coins of Austria from niobium with a face value of 25 euro:
2007 - Coin "Austrian Aviation"
2008 - Coin "Fascinating Light"
2010 - Coin "Renewable Energy"
2011 - Coin "Robotics"
2012 - Bionika coin
2014 - Evolution Coin
2015 - Coin "Cosmology"
2016 - Coin "Time"
2017 - Coin "Microcosmos"
2018 - Antropocene Coin
2019 - Artificial Intelligence Coin
2020 - Big Data Coin