Austria Dr. Theodor Billroth Commemorative 2 Schilling 1929
Dr. Theodor Billroth was a prominent abdominal surgeon who lived in 19th century Austria, and the year of 1929 would have been his 100th birthday if he had still been alive. To commemorate the occasion, these pretty silver coins were minted.
Not too many were made, and the coins can be tough to find in top condition. This helps to keep the catalog values up where they are:
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $18
fully uncirculated: $35
The coin in our image was sold by the auction company Stack's for $60 in a 2008 auction. This shows that collectors are willing to pay much more than the catalog value for an extremely attractive coin such as this one. The spiffy golden and blue toning make this coin a real beauty! CoinQuest thanks Stack's for use of their coin photo.
Coins with damage or tainted eye appeal will be worth much less than the values noted above. Be sure to check out our Important Terminology page found on the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Steve, Tue, 11-Feb-2014 13:13:27 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 12-Feb-2014 14:03:46 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 29-Jan-2016 00:52:03 GMT
Requester description: 1929 OBVERSE: Theodor Billroth GEB 1829-1929 GRIENAUER - Bust/Head facing left REVERSE: Republik Osterreich - 2 Schillings in the center and 10 shields with symbols
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