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Friday, 12 May 2017

500) Sigmund Freud: The “Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy” Gold Coin Series: A 3 Coin 50 Euro Gold Coin: First Coin in the Series issued by the Austrian Mint on 03.05.2017:


500) Sigmund Freud: The “Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy” Gold Coin Series: A 3 Coin 50 Euro Gold Coin: First Coin in the Series issued by the Austrian Mint on 03.05.2017:


The three wise men:

These three men included in this three coin series – all born in Jewish families – in the Austro-Hungarian Empire viz., Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler and Victor Frankl were the founders of the three different Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy, the scientific discipline established in the Austrian capital in the 20th Century.

Freud (1856-1939) was the Father of Psychoanalysis, Adler (1870-1937) founded Individual Psychology, while Frankl (1905-1997) was the Founder of Logo Therapy, the three pioneering schools of psychotherapy to which this fascinating series is dedicated.

The portraits of the three great men will feature on the Obverse of each coin, while the Reverse illustrates the core concept of their respective path-breaking theories.

Psychotherapeutic methods and theories have proliferated since the early days, but that might never have happened without the foundations laid by Freud, Adler and Frankl.

The first coin in the series is on Sigmund Freud:


The Obverse of the 50 Euros Gold Coin a portrait of Freud, based on a photo taken in 1926 by Ferdinand Schmutzer is depicted against a background of the original photograph

Celebrating the pioneering schools of psychotherapy – the scientific discipline established in the Austrian capital in the 20th Century – this “Enlightening three coin Series” – titled the “Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy” – has featured Sigmund Freud, the founding father of Psychoanalysis, on the first coin in the Series.

Freud’s theories have been the subject of much discussion world-wide. Nevertheless, he was undoubtedly one of the great thinkers of the 20th Century and his work/contribution is still very much recognised, researched and followed some 80 years since his passing away.

About Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939):

He was born in a Jewish family on 06.05.1856, in the present day Czech Republic. Freud was a neurologist who set up his clinical practice in Vienna in 1886.

He used a technique called “Free Association” in which he encouraged his patients to talk freely from previous relationships onto the relationship with the analyst.

He made his name as the “Founder of Psychoanalysis”, with the help of his mentor Josef Breuer (1842-1925).

In 1938, Freud and his family fled Vienna to London to escape the Nazis.

He passed away in London in 1939. Many terms in psychoanalysis are attributed to Freud such as – “Oedipus complex”, “super ego”, “Freudian slip”, and “libido” which are used by Psychologists all across the world even today and have become part of our common language, as well as, in the continued practice of modern psychoanalysis.

The 50 Euro Gold Coin on Sigmund Freud:




                             The Obverse of the 50 Euro Gold Coin

On the Obverse of the 50 Euros Gold Coin a portrait of Freud, based on a photo taken in 1926 by Ferdinand Schmutzer is depicted. The text to the left of the portrait reads “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH” (standing for the “Austrian Republic) in two lines positioned vertically. To the right of the portrait is the text “SIGMUND FREUD”, also positioned vertically, with the denomination of the coin “50 EURO” and the year of issue “2017”, placed below the image of Freud.



                              The Reverse of the 50 Euro Gold Coin

The Reverse of the 50 Euro Gold Coin illustrates the “will to pleasure”, a central element in Freud’s work.

The specifications of this coin are:

Date of issue: 03.05.2017; Coin Quality: Proof; Series Title: The Vienna School of Psychotherapy; Denominational Value: 50 Euros; Diameter: 22.0 mm; Alloy/Metal Composition: Gold Au .986; Fine Weight: 7.78 grams or 0.25 Oz; Total Weight: 7.89 grams; Mintage: 20,000 pieces; Coin Designers: Helmut Andexlinger and Herbert Wahner, both engravers and artists at the Austrian Mint.

General Remarks: The coin comes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase.
                             A Psychotherapy session in progress







Links:

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5) The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: Fifth Coin: "Austrian Aviators"

6) The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: Sixth Coin "Fascinating Light"

7) The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: Seventh Coin: " The International Year of Astronomy"

8) The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: Eighth Coin: "Renewable Energy"

9)The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: Ninth Coin: "Robotics"

10) The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: Tenth Coin: "Bionics"

11) The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: Eleventh Coin: "Tunnel Construction"

12) The 50 Euro Gold Coin Series: Klimt and his Women: 2012-2016  (includes Coin of the Year 2015 (COTY)

13) The 25 Euro Silver-Niobium Coin Series issued by the Austrian Mint: Twelfth Coin: "Evolution" (2014)

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