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2 Kronen 1919, Austria

in Krause book Number: 50
Years of issue: 1919
Edition: --
Signatures: Fötanacsos: Schreiber Ignác, Gouverneur: Dr. Popovics Sándor, Generalrat:: Zimmermann Károly, Generalsekretär: Schmid Frigyes
Serie: 1919 Issue
Specimen of: 1.3.1917
Material: Unknown material
Size (mm): 125 x 85
Printer: K.K. Staats-Central-Casse, Vienna

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2 Kronen 1919

Description

Watermark:

Avers:

2 Kronen 1919

On the right and left sides, top, are two female portraits.

Between them is an overprint "DEUTSCHÖSTERREICH".

coat Austria

Smaller coat of arms of the Empire of Austria (1915 - 1918) centered.

Austria coat of arms was first adopted in the XV century. The first extant domed image of an eagle on a shield is placed on a silver coin of Frederick Barbarossa. Since the XV century until 1806 double eagle - an ancient imperial symbol, the companion of heroes, witness the great historical events - was the emblem of uniting many Central European countries of the Holy Roman Empire, controlled by the Habsburg dynasty.

Black two-headed eagle holding a sword and Globus cruciger in his paws.

On the background, across all field of banknote, are small stylized flowers.

Denominations in numerals are on the top and in lower corners.

Revers:

2 Kronen 1919

On the right and left sides, top, are two female portraits.

coat Hungary

Left, centered - coat of arms of Kingdom of Hungary.

In the following centuries, the coat of arms of Hungary became more and more complex. It included the coats of arms of the territories which were part of the Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen: Croatia, Dalmatia, Slavonia, and Bosnia, but the so-called "small coat of arms" always remained the central piece. (The more complex ones were called "medium" and "large coat of arms".) The image to the left shows the medium coat of arms, in official use (with some modifications) from the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 till the end of World War I (1918). The outer pieces (anti-clockwise from top left) are the coats of arms of Dalmatia, Slavonia, Bosnia (added in 1915), Fiume, Transylvania, and Croatia.

When Hungary became part of the Habsburg Empire, the coat of arms became a part of that of the Empire, but later it became of marginal importance and during the reign of Joseph II - who did not even have himself crowned with the Holy Crown - it was omitted from the coins.

On the right side, centered, is Hungarian abbreviation of Austrian-Hungary Bank - "OMB" (Osztrák-Magyar Bank).

On the background, across all field of banknote, are small stylized flowers.

Denominations in numerals are on the top and in lower corners.

Comments:

Designers: Dr. Rudolf Junk, Rudolf Rössler.

Issued in circulation only at 1919 with an overprint.

Withdrawn from circulation at 13.03.1922