Spanish Riding School 2005 American Tour

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Worth Their Weight in Silver

Did you know...that the Austrian five schelling coin was emblazoned with the image of a Spanish Riding School Lipizzan? The coin was real silver, but its use was discontinued when Austria switched to the ubiquitous Euro system in 1999.

One of the nicest souvenirs (in my opinion) sold on the 2005 USA tour is a pendant of this coin. I think you can order one online at

Santa, are you reading this?


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