1998 ECB Bimetallic Gold & Silver Medallion
Issued by The Austrian Mint.
The medallion is bimetallic, having a centre of 18 carat gold, with an outer ring of sterling (.925) silver.
The central gold disc contains a € (euro symbol), with the initials ECB. EZB. EKT. EKP. BCE arranged around it.
The silver outer ring bears the names of the member banks, arranged in five concentric circles, from the outer ring:
BANQUE NATIONALE DE BELGIQUE. DANMARKS NATIONALBANK. SUOMEN PANKI. NATIONALBANK VAN BELGIE
OËSTEREISCHE NATIONALBANK. BANQUE CENTRAL DE LUXEMBOURG. DEUTSCHE BUNDESBANK
CENTRAL BANK OF IRELAND. BANCA D'ITALIA. BANK OF ENGLAND. BANQUE DE FRANCE
BANCA DE ESPAÑA. SVERIGES RIKSBANK. BANCO DE PORTUGAL
DE NEDERLANDSCHE BANK. BANK OF GREECE (in Greek)
The central gold disc has an outline map of Europe, with the legend around it reading:
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EUROPEAN SYSTEM OF CENTRAL BANKS
1.6.1998 (1st June, not 6th January!)
The outer silver ring shows a world map, with Europe at its centre.
1998 ECB Silver & Gold Medal||50.27||55.8|| ||
1998 ECB Medal Gold Centre||18||7.4*||0.750||0.1784
1998 ECB Medal, Silver Anulus|| ||48.4*||0.925||1.439
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Total weight in grams
* = Estimated weight.
Fineness = Proportion of silver or gold alloy.
AMW = Actual precious metal content in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
1979 ECB Silver and Gold Medallion, Boxed||I.M.16||Yes||Ask
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping $20
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping $30
Obverse of 1998 ECB Bimetallic Gold & Silver Medallion
Reverse of 1998 ECB Bimetallic Gold & Silver Medallion
1998 ECD Bimetallic Medallion in Presentation Box