Austria Announces its First Coin for 2016: The Vienna Opera Ball

December 10, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

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The Austrian Mint has announced that its first coin dated 2016 will be dedicated to one of the country’s most anticipated cultural events of the year: the Vienna Opera Ball. Considered one of the most elegant and quintessentially “Austrian” events in the social calendar, the Vienna Opera Ball celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016, though its origins span much further back in the country’s history.

The Opera Ball has existed since 1814 when it was first hosted by the Imperial Court of the Habsburg dynasty. The outbreak of the Second World War and the subsequent adversity faced by war-torn Vienna forced… Full article at the source>

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