10 euro: Der liebe Augustin
The 10 Euro silver coin "Der Liebe Augustin" is the final issue in the series "Tales and Legends in Austria". The coin commemorates Augustin, a mythical ballad-singer and bagpiper who entertained the customers of a Viennese tavern during the hard times that followed the Great Plague of 1679. His song "Oh du lieber Augustin" is still well known today.
The new coin in detail
The coin shows dear Augustin in the plague pit, with a warden peering into the pit in astonishment.
On the other side of the coin, dear Augustin is depicted as the ever jolly, good-humoured musician. In the beer garden he plays lively melodies on the bagpipes, while a couple listens to his music and the innkeeper raises his glass to him. In the background stands the spire of Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral.