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Bruckner
Austria - 20 Sch.
Catalog #: 3033
1996 / 27.5 mm
 
Anton Bruckner
(Austria, 1824-1896)
Works:
Symphony No.9 in D Minor
  Symphony No.8 in C Minor, Te Daum, ...
Comment:
Even though this coin made of cheap metal (copper), the design perfectly represents who he was. For Bruckner, I recommend this coin.
 
Other choices: Austria, 1962, 25 schilling
KM #2892 (silver commemorative coin)
               
   
Schubert
Austria - 50 Sch.
Catalog #: 2937
1978 / 34 mm
 
Franz Schubert
(Austria, 1797-1828)
Works:
the Great Symphony - No. 9 in C Major
  Unfinished Symphony - No.8 in B Minor
Comment:
If you want to collect one coin per composer, I recommend this coin for Schubert. Detailed portrait on silver proof coin.
 
Other choices: Austria - 1928, 2 schilling, KM #2843 (silver coin - old)
               
   
Musorgsky
Russia - 1 Rouble
Catalog #: 0220
1989 / 31 mm
 
Modest Musorgsky
(Russia, 1839 - 1881)
Works:
Pictures at an exhibition
   
Comment:
If you love Musorgsky and his music, you must have this coin, this is the only coin featuring him.
 
Other choices: No 2nd choice
               
   
Joseph Haydn
Austria - 20 Sch.
Catalog #: 2955.1
1982 / 27.5 mm
 
Joseph Haydn
(Austria, 1732-1809)
Works:
Father of the Symphony
  Symphony No. 94 - "Surprise"
Comment:
This is the only Haydn coin that I know so far. If there's any other, please let me know.
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
   
S. Prokofiev
Russia - 1 Rouble
Catalog #: 0263
1991 / 31 mm
 
Sergei Prokofiev
(Russia, 1891 - 1953)
Works:
Symphony No. 7 in C Minor
   
Comment:

Prokofiev is one of the greatest composers in the 20th century.

 
Other choices: No other choice
               
   
Sarasate
Spain - 10 Ptas
Catalog #: 0932
1994 / 18.5 mm
 
Pablo de Sarasate
(Spain, 1844 - 1908)
Works:
Zigeunerweisen
  Carmen Fantasy
Comment:
This is the smallest composer coin in nickel for circulation. However, this is the only coin featuring Sarasate. If you're collecting coins of great composers, you must have this.
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
   
Chopin
Poland - 50 Zlot.
Catalog #: 0066
1972 / 31 mm
 
Frédéric F. Chopin
(Poland/ France, 1810 - 1849)
Works:
Piano concerto - Opp. 11, 21.
  .
Comment:
I think the image on this coin based on his death mask. I hope I can get other Chopin coins in the future. This coin is not bad, but he looks sad(?) Please check other coins below.
 
Other choices: Poland, 1999 - 2 zloty,
France 2005, 1 1/2 Euro silver proof
               
   
J. Strauss
Austria - 50 Sch.
Catalog #: 2923
1967 / 30 mm
 
J. Strauss
(Austria, 1825 - 1899)
Works:
The Blue Danube, Die Fledermaus
  .Die Fledermaus
Comment:
Other Strauss coins exist. However, I recommend this coin. For Strauss, this is the best.
 
Other choices: Austria 1975, 100 schilling (#2923)
Austria 1999, 50 schilling (#3061) ...
               
   
Franz List
Hungary - 2 Pengo
Catalog # 515
1936 / mm
 
Franz Liszt
(Hungary, 1811-1886)
Works:
Piano Concertos(#1 & #2), Hungarian Rhapsodies
  Symphonic Poem #3 "Les Préludes"
Comment:
 
 
Other choices: Hungary - 1961, 50 forint (#559)
               
   
Beethoven
Germany - 5 Mark
Catalog #: 0127
1970 / 29 mm
 
Ludvic von Beethoven
(Germany, 1770-1827)
Works:
Symphony no. 5
  Symphony no. 9
Comment:
Being one of the most popular composers, there are a lot of Beethoven coins available. Among them, I recommend 10 Yuan silver proof coin issued by China. Unfortunately, We don't have it yet.
 
Other choices: CHINA - 1990 - 10 YUAN,
E. Germany 1970, 10 Mark (#27.1) ...
               
   
Franz Lehar
Austria - 25 Sch.
Catalog #: 2907
1970 / 30 mm
 
Franz Lehar
(Austria/ Hungary, 1870 - 1948)
Works:
Die lustige Witwe
   
Comment:
Franz Lehar is not a very popular composer but he ia a national hero in Austria
 
Other choices: no other choice
               
   
Tschaikovsky
Russia - 1 Rouble
Catalog #: 0236
1990 / 31 mm
 
A Tschaikovsky
(Russia, 1840 - 1893)
Works:
Nutcracker, Swan Lake (ballet)
  Overture 1812
Comment:
 
 
Other choices:
               
   
W. A. Mozart
Austria - 100 Sch.
Catalog #: 2998
1991 / 30 mm
 
W. A. Mozart
(Austria, 1756-1791)
Works:
Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro
  Die Zauberflöte "The Magic Flute" (opera)
Comment:
There are a lot of Mozart coins available. I recommend this coin most(Silver proof). If you have a low budget, please check Mozart coin from Czechoslovakia(Silver BU).
 
Other choices: Czecho. 1991, 100 Korun (#154)
Austria, 1991, 100 schilling (#2996) ...
               
   
J. S. Bach
Cuba - 1 Peso
Catalog #: 0120
1985 / 30 mm
 
J. S. Bach
(Austria, 1685 - 1750)
Works:
preludes, fantasias, and toccatas
  Brandenburg concertos
Comment:
This coin is issued by Cuba, and the design is not bad. (good for the collector who has a low budget). However, We really recommend the coin issued by Andorra which is the best Bach coin.(Silver Prf.)
 
Other choices: Andorra 1997 - 10 Din(#132), Germany 2000 - 10 Mr. (#202), Cook Is. - 5 dollar (#150). E. Germany 1975, 20 Mr.(#59)
               
   
A. P. Borodin
Russia - 1 Rouble
Catalog #: 0347
1993 / 31 mm
 
Alexander Porfirevich Borodin
(Russia, 1833-1887)
Works:
Opera - Prince Igor
   
Comment:
Borodin is not only a great composer but also a chemist and physician. Can you see the lab equipment in his right? The engraver did a good job on this coin.
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
   
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Ravel
Bhutan - 300 Ng.
Catalog # 89
1993 / mm
 
Joseph-Maurice Ravel
(France, 1875 - 1937)
Works:
Boléro, Rhapsodie espangnole
   
Comment:
We've been searching for this coin for long time, but still don't have it. If you have an extra coin, please let us know. We will pay full catalog price plus shipping.
 
Other choices: Poland 2010 silver commemorative
               
   
Sibelius
Finland - 100 Mark.
Catalog # 89
1999 /
 
Jean Sibelius
(Finland, 1865 -1957)
Works:
Symphonic poem - Finlandia
   
Comment:
This is another hard to find coin. We even tried to check Finish web site to get this coin. You know what? After years of searching, we finally got this coin from China.
 
Other choices: There are other Sibelius coins available in silver and in gold but we don't have the detailed info. Sorry.
               
   
Rossini
Italy - 500 Lira
Catalog # 152
1992 /
 
Gioacchino Rossini
(Italia, 1792-1868)
Works:
Opera - Il barbiere di Siviglia
  Opera - La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Comment:
You can also get Rossini coin from Turkey, However, I recommend this coin. The coin from Turkey is too clouded because the engraver tried to show too many things in such a small space.
 
Other choices: Turkey - 50,000 Lira ( #1023)
               
   
Vivaldi
Andorra - 10 Din.
Catalog # 133
1997 /
 
Antonio Vivaldi
(Italia, 1678-1741)
Works:
The Four Seasons
  Violin Concertos
Comment:
This is one of the must-have coins!
 
Other choices: Italy - 500 Lira (#141)
               
   
Handel
Andorra - 10 Din.
Catalog # 147
1998 /
 
George Frideric Handel
(Germany / England, 1685-1759)
Works:
Messiah
  Water Music
Comment:
Another beautiful coin from Andorra. You have no other choices.
 
Other choices:
               

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Monteverdi
Andorra - 10 Din.
Catalog # - 146
1972 /
 
Claudio Monteverdi
(Italy, 1567 - 1643)
Works:
Aria "Lamento"
   
Comment:
Italian composer, violinist and singer.
 
Other choices: no other choice
               

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Mr. Alan Glasser

thank you

 
Brahms
E. Germany - 5 M.
Catalog # - 36.1
1972 /
 
Johannes Brahms
(Germany, 1833-1897)
Works:
Ein Deutsches Requiem
  Symphony No.1 in C, Hungarian Dance
Comment:
This is the only coin which doesn't have the portrait of a composer. Instead, it has part of his score.
 
Other choices: no other choice
               
   
Mendelssohn
Germany - 5 Mark
Catalog # 161
1984 J
 
Felix B. Mendelssohn
(Germany, 1809-1847)
Works:
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.21
  Symphony No.4 in A ('Italian')
Comment:
 
 
Other choices: No other choice.
               
   
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Bartok
Hungary - 500 Frt.
Catalog #: 623
1981 / 31.4 mm
 
Béla Bartók
(Austria-Hungary, 1881-1945)
Works:
Violin Concertos
  Sonata for two pianos and percussion
Comment:
Hungary Mint issued other Bartok coins, but this is the best. Portrait of Bartok on obverse and his score on reverse. Beautiful design!
 
Other choices: Hungary 1961 - 50 forint.
               
               
   
Giuseppe Verdi
Italy - 1000 Lira
Catalog #: ?
2001 / 31.4 mm
 
Giuseppe F. F. Verdi
(Italy, 1813-1901)
Works:
Opera: Rigoletto, Il trovatore, Aida, Otello...
   
Comment:
This coin exist in Mint set only - Italy 2001
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
   
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Lortzing
Germany - 10 Mr.
Catalog # 205
2001 / 32.5
 
Albert Gustav Lortzing
(Germany, 1801-1851)
Works:
Zar und Zimmerman - opera
   
Comment:
Lortzing is a German opera composer
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
   
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Saygun
Turkey - 50000 L.
Catalog # 1019
1991 /
 
Ahmet Adnan Saygun
(Turkey 1907 - 1991 )
Works:
 
   
Comment:
I have no idea who he is. Please enlighten me.
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
   
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Solomos
Greece - 20 Drach.
Catalog # 154
1990 /
 
Dionysus Solomos
(Greece, ?)
Works:
 
   
Comment:
Composer of National Anthem
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
               
   
Gomes
Brazil - 300 R.
Catalog # 538
1936 /
 
Antonio Carlos Gomes
(Brazil, 1836 - 1896)
Works:
Il Guarany Overture
   
Comment:
Composer of National Anthem
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
               
   
Wieniawski
Poland - 2 Zlot.
Catalog # - 426
2001 / 26.8 mm
 
Henryk Wieniawski
(Poland, 1835-1880)
Works:
 
   
Comment:
Polish composer and violinist.
 
Other choices: no other choice
               
   
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Karajan
Austria, 500 Schl.
Catalog # 3000
1991 / ? mm
 
Herbert von Karajan
(Austria, 1908 - 1989)
Works:
 
   
Comment:
Karajan was one of the most famous conductors in the 20th century. He conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for thirty-five years.
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
               
   
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Bohm
Austria, 500 Schl.
Catalog # 3002
1991 / ? mm
 
Karl Bohm
(Austria, 1894 - 1981)
Works:
 
   
Comment:
Karl Bohm is not a composer but he is a famous conductor.
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
               
   
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R. Strauss
Austria, 500 Schl.
Catalog # 3021
1992 / ? mm
 
Richard Strauss
(Germany, 1864 - 1949))
Works:
Also sprach Zarathustra
   
Comment:
 
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
               

*This Coin image provided by

Mr. Alan Glasser

thank you

 
Mahler
Austria, 500 Schl.
Catalog # 3010
1992 / ? mm
 
Gustav Mahler
(Bohemian-Austrian, 1860 - 1911)
Works:
Symphony No. 4
   
Comment:
 
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
               
   
Dvorak
Czechoslovakia
Catalog # 147
1991 / 31 mm
 
Antonin Dvorak
(Czechoslovakia?)
Works:
 
   
Comment:
 
 
Other choices: No other choice
               
   

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