7,89 g, Alpine Treasures - Wild Waters, 2022

Alpine Treasures is a new three-coin gold series that both highlights the rare species of plants and animals native to the Austrian Alps and shows off the multifaceted nature of the country’s spectacular mountain landscape.

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Mint Austrian Mint, Austria
Year of Issue 2022
Purity 986 / 1000
Diameter 22 mm
Face Value EUR 50
Fine Weight 7,78 g
Total Weight    7,89 g
Mintage 20 000

Founded in 2002, Gesäuse is the most recent of Austria’s six national parks to be established. As well as its varied animal life, Gesäuse is also home to 30 endemic plant varieties – a record for Austria. Most notable is the pink, whose wonderful blooms are native to Gesäuse, thanks to the national park’s unique combination of well-watered scree, calcareous grass and dolomite rock.

The plant features on the coin’s obverse, its Latin name, Dianthus plumarius blandus, inscribed on the lower right-hand side. The reverse depicts the gateway to the Gesäuse: an immense natural panorama framed by forest with the River Enns flowing beneath the imposing 2,335 metres of the Großer Ödstein. In the foreground, an alpine salamander crawls across the coin.

Purity 986/1000
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Tax Based on Art. 118 and Art. 119 of Value Added Tax Act (ZDDV-1) bullion gold is exempted from VAT in Slovenia.
Preservation PP: Proof coin struck using a special, high-quality minting process, and made especially for collectors. Modern proof coins often have mirror-like fields and frosted devices.
Mint Austrian Mint