Upper Austria

Austria 2016 Oberoesterreich Silver 10 Euro Coin

From the spectacular peak of the Dachstein to the UNESCO World Heritage beauty of the lakeside town of Hallstatt, from the banks of the Danube, the Traun and the Inn to the Bohemian Forest, Oberösterreich (Upper Austria) has something for everyone. Featuring on the ninth coin in the Austrian Mint’s educational Austria Piece by Piece series, Oberösterreich is the last of Austria’s nine provinces to be celebrated by the children who call it home.

Additional Information

Located in the central-northern part of Austria, bordering Germany and the Czech Republic, Oberösterreich is the country’s fourth-largest province by area and the third by population. The church on Pöstlinberg Hill in Linz, the provincial capital, features on the coin’s reverse, along with Mount Traunstein and Lake Traunsee. The design also features the legendary Glöcklerlauf, a traditional race in which the participants wear spectacular headdresses that light up the dark winter evening of the 5th of January every year, and was deemed Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010. The picture-postcard town lakeside town of Hallstatt, which graces the coin’s obverse, is also part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Country of Issue Austria
Date 2016
Series Federal Provinces
Mintage 30 000(Proof) / 40 000(Uncirculated)
Denomination €10 / Ten Euro
Composition Sterling Silver Ag 925/1000
Quality Proof
Weight 17.3 gram
Weight 17.3 oz
Size 1.2598 mm
Size 1.2598 inch
Issuing Mint Austrian Mint
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