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2014 Austria €5 New Year Silver BU Coin "The Gift of Luck"

RSM Price: $22.50
Item Number: AT14AGBU1
  • Mint: Austrian Mint
  • Denomination: €5
  • Quality: BU
  • Limit: 50,000
  • Alloy: 80% Silver
  • Diameter: 28.5 mm
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Artist: Thomas Pesendorfer
  • Comes in a printed blister pack
 

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The 2014 New Year Coin will be released on December 4, 2013 and celebrates some of the typical customs that the people of Austria perform to ensure the new year brings good luck. Bleigiessen is the melting of lead into shapes whose meaning is interpreted much like the shapes made by tea leaves. The Neujahrsschnalzen banishes the winter with the crack of a whip and the sun mask wards off the cold. Other symbols of good luck such as the four leaf clover and horseshoe appear along with Austrian symbols of good fortune, pigs and mushrooms.

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