|Country: Austria||Metal Purity: 900||Box: No|
|Year of Issue: 2018||Weight: 9 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 25 euro||Dimensions: 34||Coin Accent: Coloring|
|ID: AT0006||Quality: BU|
|Mintage quantity: 65000 pcs|
The recent release of the popular bimetallic coins by Austrian Mint raises the topic of human influence on the environment. The “Anthropocene” coin traditionally combines a two-colored niobium core and an outer 9 g silver ring. Following the Holocene, this epoch marks the period of time when the humankind started causing significant impact on the Earth’s geology, ecosystem and climate change.
The obverse side of the coin showcases human footprints symbolically depicted over the Earth on the niobium core. On the silver rim, one can see schematically depicted geological epochs which precede the Anthropocene.
Starting from the 1950-s, the impact of humankind on the Earth’s ecosystem has become more than obvious. This is marked on the silver reverse field of the coin featuring the key moments of human activity, with a figure of a man in the central part of the composition. The term “Anthropocene” is still to be approved, as the start of the epoch has not been agreed upon.