100 euro: Steinhof Church
Series: Austria: Jugendstil
The obverse of the gold coin designed by chief engraver Thomas Pesendorfer gives an interesting left-side and main door angled perspective view of Steinhof church. On top of the façade we see the seated figures of St. Leopold and St. Severin. Also found on this side is the country of issue "Republik Oesterreich" (Republic of Austria), the year of issue 2005 and the face value of 100 Euros, intertwined with leaves in a Jugenstil style of script. Mint engraver Helmut Andexlinger chose the Koloman Moser stained glass window over the main entrance as the key focus on the reverse side of the coin. The central element of the window is God the Father seated on a throne. The central field is flanked with a pair of fantastic bronze angels in Jugendstil style, originally designed by Othmar Schimkowitz.