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Austrian Republic

Austrian Republic map

Republic of Austria (German - Republik Österreich)

Date of independence -July 27, 1955

Official language - German

Capital - city of Vienna

Head of State - President

Area - 83,871 km2

Population- 8,206,524 (2005)

Currency until 1999 - Austrian shilling;  As part of the EU- since January 1, 1995

State flag and coat of arms of the Republic of Austria

State flag and coat of arms of the Republic of Austria

A state in the center of Europe. Austria is a federation of eight states and the city of Vienna, which is administratively equivalent to them.

 

Brief History of Austria

In 15 BC the lands of modern Austria, inhabited by Celtic tribes, were conquered by the Romans and included in the Roman provinces of Noric, Rhaetia and Pannonia. In 788, the Emperor Charlemagne included these lands to the Frankish state, and in 1156, already in the Holy Roman Empire, the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa raised the status of the Austrian territory to the duchy. In 1251, after the death of Frederick II, power in Austria passed to the Czech King Premysl Ottokar II. In 1278, the new Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I, Count of Habsburg, defeated the Czech king in battle and confiscated the Duchy of Austria and its other possessions. From that time and for more than six hundred years, the Habsburg dynasty ruled in Austria.

In 1359 Austria was self-proclaimed an archduchy, but this was officially recognized in 1453, when the Habsburgs took over the imperial throne. The Habsburgs actively consolidated the territory around the Archduchess. The Austrian lands were finally consolidated in 1665.

In 1804 the Austrian Empire was created, uniting the hereditary possessions of the Habsburgs. After Austria's defeat in the Austro-Prussian War, Hungary was granted broad autonomy and in 1867 the Austrian Empire was transformed into a dual monarchy, Austria-Hungary, divided into the lands of the Austrian and Hungarian crowns.

Modern Austria was formed in 1918 as a result of the dissolution of Austria-Hungary after World War I. In 1938 Austria joined the Third Reich, after the fall of which it was divided into four zones of occupation by the anti-Hitler coalition. Its sovereignty was restored in 1955.

The head of state is the Federal President, elected for a term of six years. The government is headed by the Federal Chancellor. The Austrian parliament is a bicameral Federal Assembly, consisting of the Federal Council and the National Council.

Austria is one of the most developed industrial and agrarian states of Europe. Well developed services, trade, banking and insurance systems.

The largest ethnic group, the German-speaking Austrians, make up 89% of the country's population. 74% of Austrians are Catholics, 5% are Protestants, and the rest belong to other religious denominations.

Since January 1, 1999 the euro is the legal tender in Austria. The Decree of 31 December 1998 set the irreversibly fixed exchange rate of the national currency to the euro: 1 euro = 13.7603 Austrian shillings.

Until February 28, 2002, the Austrian schilling was legal tender along with the euro. Since March 1, 2002 the old currency can be exchanged in unlimited quantities at the National Bank of Austria and its branches. The period of exchange of the old Austrian currency is not specified.

Minting of Austrian euro coins began in November 1998 at the Austrian Mint in Vienna.

The first mint was established in Vienna at the court of Duke Leopold V around 1194. The reason for its creation was the large quantity of silver that went into the ducal treasury as a ransom for the release of the English King Richard I the Lionheart, captured in the territory of modern Vienna in early 1193.

Austrian Mint
 

Austrian Mint, Vienna

The modern mint building was built by order of Emperor Ferdinand I in 1835-1837. 

 

Austrian euro coins

1 euro cent

coin Austria 1 euro euro cent 2005

Years of production

2002 - till now

 

Nominal

1 euro cent

Weight (g)

2.30

Diameter (mm)

16.25

Thickness (mm)

1.67

Metal - Copper-clad steel (Cu5.65-St94.35)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - sleek

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2002

378 400 000

100 000

10 000

2003

10 800 000

125 000

25 000

2004

115 000 000

100 000

20 000

2005

174 700 000

100 000

20 000

2006

48 300 000

100 000

20 000

2007

111 900 000

75 000

20 000

2008

2009

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the disc, in the center there is an image of an Alpine gentian flower, around the flower there is a text denomination of the coin "EIN EURO CENT" (ONE EURO CENT), under the flower - the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical stripes - red, smooth field - white, vertical stripes - red), between the flower and the flag - year of issue of the coin.

Gentian is a genus of grasses and semi-shrubs of the gentian family (lat. Gentianaceae), the genus includes about 400 species. It grows mainly in the temperate zone and in highland areas of the northern hemisphere. In floriculture, gentian species are more commonly called gentiana.

The name comes, according to the Roman naturalist Pliny, from the Illyrian king Gentius (500 BC), who used gentian sap during epidemics.

Perennial, less often annual herbaceous plants or semi-shrubs from 2 to 150 cm tall, with entire, sessile, opposite leaves. They have short stems and rosette of root leaves, often forming twigs. Flowers are solitary or clustered in apical semi-ozones, blue, blue, less often yellow or white. Blooms at various times, some species in spring, others in summer or fall. The fruit is a single nesting box with small seeds.

Alpine gentian (lat. Gentiana alpina) is a stemless species that blooms large single blue or white flowers.

Gentiana alpina
 

 

2 euro cent

coin Austria 2 euro cent 2013

Years of production

2002 - till now

Nominal

2 euro cent

Weight (g)

3.06

Diameter (mm)

18.75

Thickness (mm)

1.67

Metal - Copper-clad steel (Cu5.65-St94.35)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - smooth with a longitudinal groove in the center of the edge along the entire circumference of the disk

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2002

326 400 000

100 000

10 000

2003

118 500 000

125 000

25 000

2004

156 400 000

100 000

20 000

2005

163 200 000

100 000

20 000

2006

39 800 000

100 000

20 000

2007

72 200 000

75 000

20 000

2008

2009

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

On the circumference of the disk there are 12 stars, in the center in the circle there is an image of an Alpine edelweiss flower, around the flower there is a text symbol of the coin denomination "ZWEI EURO CENT", under the flower - the flag

of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical stripes - red, between the flower and the flag - year of issue of the coin.

Edelweiss is a genus of dicotyledonous plants in the Compositae family. There are 40 species in the genus, which grows on high limestone mountains. The name comes from the Greek words leon (lion) and podion (paw), i.e. the appearance of the inflorescence of this plant resembles a lion's paw. Edelweiss is an annual or perennial herbaceous plant, which grows from 12 to 25 cm in height. Edelweiss has long belonged to the florists' favorite plants for alpine arias. For many it has become a symbol of the mountains.

Edelweiss alpinum (Latin: Leontopodium alpinum Cass. ) is a well-known alpine plant. It grows at high altitudes, in limestone mountains, in subalpine and alpine zones. Widely distributed in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 2,000-2,900 m. Sometimes it also occurs much lower, where, however, it loses its white, felted pubescence, so it is less ornamental. It forms bushes of various sizes. The center of the star-shaped leaflets around the inflorescence consists of bluish-yellow baskets surrounded by leafy wrappers. Blooms in June to August. Alpine edelweiss can vary considerably. For example, seedbreeding plants that do not grow in similar locations, not at the same altitude.

Many representatives of this species have inflorescences with different shades of flowers.

smooth field - white, vertical bars - red),

Leontopodium alpinum
 

 

5 euro cent

coin Austria 5 euro cent 2015

Years of production

2002 - till now

Nominal

5 euro cent

Weight (g)

3.92

Diameter (mm)

21.25

Thickness (mm)

1.67

Metal - Copper-clad steel (Cu5.65-St94.35)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - sleek

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2002

217 000 000

100 000

10 000

2003

108 500 000

125 000

25 000

2004

89 300 000

100 000

20 000

2005

66 100 000

100 000

20 000

2006

5 600 000

100 000

20 000

2007

52 700 000

75 000

20 000

2008

2009

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

On the circumference of the disk there are 12 stars, in the center in the circumference there is an image of a flower of an Alpine primrose, around the flower there is a text symbol of the nominal value of the coin "FÜNF EURO CENT", under the flower there is a flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical stripes - red, smooth field - white, vertical stripes - red), between the flower and the flag - the year of issue of the coin.

The name primrose, derived from the Greek primus (early, first), is derived for its very early flowering. The genus has more than 600 species distributed all over the globe, mainly in temperate latitudes and in the alpine zone of the mountains.

A perennial rhizomatous, herbaceous plant with a rosette of rooting simple leaves, serrated or lobed at the edge. Flowers of most diverse bright color, both monochromatic and bicolor, often with an eye, aggregated in umbrella, globular or, less frequently, whorled inflorescences. Flower stems are leafless. They usually bloom early in spring.

Alpine primrose (Latin Primula auricula) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the primrose family, widely distributed in the Austrian Alps, it grows at an altitude of 1600 to 3400 m.

Primrose has been known since ancient times and was considered a medicinal flower of Olympus. It was called dodecateon (flower of the 12 gods) and It was believed to be a cure for all ailments. According to the ancient Scandinavian sagas, the primrose is the keys of the goddess of fertility Freya, with which she opens the spring. According to another legend, it is the sprouted keys to paradise, which St. Peter dropped on the ground.

Primula
 

 

10 euro cent 2002-2007

coin Austria 10 euro cent 2002

Years of production

2002 - 2007

Nominal

10 euro cent

Weight (g)

4.10

Diameter (mm)

19.75

Thickness (mm)

1.93

Metal (outer/inner ring)

Nordic gold alloy (Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - coarse corrugation

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2002

441 600 000

100 000

10 000

2003

10 000

125 000

25 000

2004

5 200 000

100 000

20 000

2005

5 200 000

100 000

20 000

2006

40 000 000

100 000

20 000

2007

81 300 000

75 000

20 000

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the disc, in the center in a circle is the image of St. Stephen's Cathedral, to the left of the Cathedral is the denomination of the coin "10 EURO CENT", under the denomination is the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical bars - red, smooth field - white, vertical bars - red), to the right of the Cathedral is the year of issue of the coin.

St. Stephen's Cathedral (German: Stephansdom) is a Catholic cathedral, the national symbol of Vienna and Austria, the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna - the Primate of Austria. It is located in the center of the old city on St. Stephen's Square.

The first church of the present cathedral was built between 1137 and 1147 by Margrave Leopold IV together with the bishop of Passau Reginmar. After a fire in 1258, the church was rebuilt again in the Romanesque style. A huge arched gate with towers on either side of it is preserved from this structure today. On April 7, 1359, Rudolph IV laid the first stone of the new, Gothic church on the site of the present south tower. The south tower was completed in 1433 and the nave of the church was built in 1455. The north tower, begun in 1450, was abandoned in 1511 and remained unfinished.

The cathedral is considered one of the most outstanding achievements of Gothic architecture. Its south tower is 198.4 m high, its north tower is 120.3 m, the length and width of the cathedral are 198.2 and 62 m, the length of the roof of the main aisle is 110 m. For three centuries the church of St. Stephen remained a parish church. In 1469, after the establishment of the diocese in Vienna, the church received the status of a cathedral. In 1513 an organ was installed in the cathedral. The interior of the cathedral is decorated with numerous sculptures and altars. Since the Middle Ages, the cathedral has served as a burial place for kings, emperors and bishops. Many tombstones are works of art.

In April 1945, during the fighting in Vienna, the cathedral was engulfed in a fir that lasted for three days. The upper parts of the building collapsed, severely The interior of the cathedral suffered. Residents of the city and Soviet soldiers put out the fire, but many parts of the cathedral were irretrievably lost. The Pummerin, the largest bell in Austria (weight 21.4 tons, diameter 314 cm), cast in 1683 from captured Turkish guns, fell and crashed. The Cathedral was restored by volunteers in 1948; in 1952 a new bell was cast from the shards of broken one, it was returned to its historical place. Services in the Cathedral were resumed on April 23, 1952. The post-war restoration was completed only in 1960.

Stephansdom

 

10 euro cent 2007-

coin Austria 10 euro cent 2012

Years of production

2008 -till now

Nominal

10 euro cent

Weight (g)

4.10

Diameter (mm)

19.75

Thickness (mm)

1.93

Metal - Nordic gold alloy (Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - coarse corrugation

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2008

70 200 000

50 000

15 000

2009

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

Following the decision of the Council of Europe of June 7, 2005 in connection with the increasing in 2004 of the number of European Union member states from 15 to 25, changes have been made in the design of the common sides (reverses) of coins bearing 10, 20 and 50 Euro cents, as well as 1 and 2 Euro coins in circulation to represent all European Union member states (including future) - the whole European continent is represented on Austrian coins since 2008 instead of the previously pictured 15 European Union member states on the right side of the common side.

The common sides (reverse) of the 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins remain unchanged, as they show the image of the whole of Europe and are independent of the expansion of the European Union.

The design of the national side (obverse) of Austrian coins from 2008 remains unchanged and fully complies with the design of coins of 2002-2007.

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the disc, in the center in a circle is the image of St. Stephen's Cathedral, to the left of the Cathedral is the denomination of the coin "10 EURO CENT", under the denomination is the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical bars - red, smooth field - white, vertical bars - red), to the right of the Cathedral is the year of issue of the coin.

 

20 euro cent 2002-2007

coin Austria 20 euro cent 2003

Years of production

2002 - 2007.

Nominal

20 euro cent

Weight (g)

5.74

Diameter (mm)

22.25

Thickness (mm)

2.14

Metal  - Nordic gold alloy (Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - smooth with 7 indentations, giving the coin a "Spanish flower" shape

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2002

203 400 000

100 000

10 000

2003

50 900 000

125 000

25 000

2004

54 800 000

100 000

20 000

2005

4 100 000

100 000

20 000

2006

8 200 000

100 000

20 000

2007

45 000 000

75 000

20 000

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

On the circumference of the disk there are 12 stars, in the center there is an image of the main gate of the Belvedere palace complex, above the gate there is a semicircular inscription "EURO CENT', in the arch of the gate - the designation of the face value of the coin "20", under the gate - the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical bars - red, smooth field - white, vertical bars - red), under the flag - the year of issue of the coin.

Belvedere Palace (German: Schloss Belvedere) is a Baroque palace complex in Vienna. It was built by the architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt at the order of Prince Eugene of Savoy in the early 18th century as the prince's summer residence.

The architectural ensemble consists of two palace buildings: the Upper and Lower Belvedere, which are separated by a French park in the Classical style, laid out by the Bavarian Dominique Girard. The complex was largely completed in 1725. The upper Belvedere served for presentations; the lower one was used as the prince's summer residence. After his death the heiress sold the castle to the Habsburgs.

Joseph II housed the imperial art gallery here in 1777. In 1806, the collection from Ambras Castle (Tyrol, Bavaria) arrived here. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne, had lived in the upper Belvedere since 1894 (his death in Sarajevo in 1914 was the formal cause for the outbreak of the First World War).

In 1955, in the Great Marble Hall of the Upper Belvedere, the Austrian State Treaty was signed, ending the occupation of Austria after World War II and giving Austria its independence. The entire Belvedere is now occupied by the Austrian Gallery. In the Lower Belvedere is located The Upper Belvedere Building

Baroque museum with sculptures and paintings from the seventeenth to the eighteenth century. In the Orangery of the Lower Belvedere is a museum of Austrian medieval art from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. The 19th to 20th century gallery in the Upper Belvedere consists of Classicist, Biedermeier, Ring Strasse, Modernism and a collection of works by Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka.

Belvedere
 

The main gate to the Belvedere palace complex

 

20 euro cent 2008-

coin Austria 20 euro cent 2017

Years of production

2008 - till now

Nominal

20 euro cent

Weight (g)

5.74

Diameter (mm)

22.25

Thickness (mm)

2.14

Metal - Nordic gold alloy (Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - smooth with 7 indentations, giving the coin a "Spanish flower" shape

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2008

45 300 000

50 000

15 000

2009

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

Following the decision of the Council of Europe of June 7, 2005 in connection with the increasing in 2004 of the number of European Union member states from 15 to 25, changes were made in the design of the common sides (reverses) of coins bearing denominations of 10, 20 and 50 Euro cents, as well as Euro 1 and Euro 2 that are in circulation, thus enabling all European Union member states (including future ones) to be represented - the whole European continent has been represented on Austrian coins since 2008 instead of the previously pictured 15 European Union member states on the right-hand side.

The common sides (reverse) of the 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins remain unchanged, as they show the image of the whole of Europe and are independent of the expansion of the European Union.

The design of the national side (obverse) of Austrian coins from 2008 remains unchanged and fully complies with the design of coins of 2002-2007.

The disk has 12 stars on its circumference, in the center there is an image of the main gate of the Belvedere palace complex, above the gate there is a semicircular inscription "EURO CENT" ("ONE EURO cent"), in the arch of the gate - the face value of the coin "20", under the gate - the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical bars -red, smooth field - white, vertical bars - red), under the flag - the year of issue of the coin.

 

50 euro cent 2002-2007

coin Austria 50 euro cent 2003

Years of production

2002 - 2007.

Nominal

50 euro cent

Weight (g)

7.80

Diameter (mm)

24.25

Thickness (mm)

2.38

Metal  - Nordic gold alloy (Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - coarse corrugation

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2002

169 100 000

100 000

10 000

2003

9 100 000

125 000

25 000

2004

3 100 000

100 000

20 000

2005

3 100 000

100 000

20 000

2006

3 200 000

100 000

20 000

2007

3 000 000

75 000

20 000

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the disc, in the center there is an image of the Vienna Secession pavilion ("Secession House"), above the building there is the denomination of the coin "50 EURO CENT", to the right - the year of issue of the coin and the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical bars - red, smooth field -white, vertical bars - red).

The Vienna Secession (German: Wiener Secession. The Wiener Secession is a stylistic movement in Austrian art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries (its world analogue is Art Nouveau) and an association of Viennese artists founded on April 3, 1897 by Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Max Kurzweil, Ernst Stohr, Wilhelm Liszt, and other artists who broke with the prevailing conservatism and traditional notions of art oriented toward historicism in the Vienna Artists' House.

In 1898, a member of the Secession, Josef Maria Olbrich, built an exhibition hall on a parcel of land in Wienzeile Street granted by the city for the exhibition of Viennese modernist artists, which Viennese also called Secession for short.

The symmetrical composition of the building (the plan is a covered rectangle) is convenient for combining spacious side galleries with an exhibition hall in the center. The massive cubic volumes are supported by a light openwork dome of gilded laurel leaves, which has become a popular symbol of new art. Sketches by Klimt were used in the work on the elements of the crowning part of the building. The central facade is decorated with the slogan, "Our art is time, art is our freedom." A through metal dome sits between four massive pylons. The building's sections are accentuated by laconic ornamentation. The formal sophistication and contrast of the building are characteristic of the Viennese Secession.

In 1986, the building was restored. The funds for the gilding of the bronze laurel leaf dome were donated by the then US Ambassador to Austria, Ronald Lauder. During the restoration, a new room arose where a frieze by Gustav Klimt, "An Artistic Vision of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony," is now on display. The Secession is unique in that it has no director. The general assembly of 180 artists in this pavilion chooses a board of 12, which draws up the exhibition program. It turns out that the artists invite other artists. Following this tradition, the Secession holds 12-15 exhibitions of artists from all over the world every year.

Secession

 

50 euro cent 2007-

coin Austria 50 euro cent 2009

Years of production

2008 - till now

Nominal

50 euro cent

Weight (g)

7.80

Diameter (mm)

24.25

Thickness (mm)

2.38

Metal - Nordic gold alloy (Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - coarse corrugation

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2008

3 000 000

50 000

15 000

2009

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

Following the decision of the Council of Europe of June 7, 2005 in connection with the increasing in 2004 of the number of European Union member states from 15 to 25, changes have been made in the design of the common sides (reverses) of coins bearing 10, 20 and 50 Euro cents, as well as 1 and 2 Euro coins in circulation to represent all European Union member states (including future) - the whole European continent is represented on Austrian coins since 2008 instead of the previously pictured 15 European Union member states on the right side of the common side.

The common sides (reverse) of the 1, 2 and 5 eurocents coins remain unchanged, as they show the image of the whole of Europe and are independent of the expansion of the European Union.

The design of the national side (obverse) of Austrian coins from 2008 remains unchanged and fully complies with the design of coins of 2002-2007.

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the disc, in the center there is an image of the Vienna Secession pavilion ("Secession House"), above the building there is the denomination of the coin "50 EURO CENT", to the right - the year of issue of the coin and the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical bars - red, smooth field -white, vertical bars - red).

 

1 euro 2002-2007

coin Austria 1 euro 2002-2007

Years of production

2002 - 2007

Nominal

1 euro

Weight (g)

7.50

Diameter (mm)

23.25

Thickness (mm)

2.33

Metal (outer/inner ring)

Brass (Cu75Zn20Ni5) / 3 layers: copper-nickel-nickel-copper-nickel alloy (Cu75Ni25-Ni-Cu75Ni25)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - intermittent grooving (alternation of 3 smooth and 3 grooved areas)

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2002

223 500 000

100 000

10 000

2003

150 000

125 000

25 000

2004

2 600 000

100 000

20 000

2005

2 600 000

100 000

20 000

2006

7 700 000

100 000

20 000

2007

41 100 000

75 000

20 000

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

The design of the obverse

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the outer ring. On the inner disc is the portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to the bottom of the portrait is a facsimile of the composer, to the right of the portrait is the face value of the coin in two lines "1 EURO", below is the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical bars - red, smooth field -white, vertical bars - red), to the left of the portrait is the year of the coin.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, full name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was an Austrian composer, virtuoso violinist, harpsichordist, organist, and conductor. According to contemporaries, he had a phenomenal ear for music, memory and the ability to improvise.

He was born on 27 January 1756 in Salzburg, then the capital of an independent archbishopric. He began his musical studies under the guidance of his father, Leopold Mozart, one of the leading European music teachers of the time.

The first compositions appeared in 1761. From the age of 5 he toured with triumph in Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Italy. In 1765 his first symphonies were performed in London. From 1769 to 1781 he was in the court service of the Archbishop in Salzburg as concertmaster. In 1781 he moved to Vienna, where he composed the operas The Abduction from the Seraglio and The Marriage of Figaro. In 1787 in Prague, Mozart completed an opera "Don Giovanni," at the same time he received an appointment as "imperial and royal chamber musician" at the court of Joseph II. In 1788 he created three his most famous symphonies: Es-dur, g-moll, C-dur. In 1791, he wrote the opera The Magic Flute and began work on the Requiem.

Mozart, along with Haydn and Beethoven, is a representative of the Viennese Classical school, one of the the classical style in music, a complete system of classical instrumental genres (symphony, sonata, quartet), cl standards of musical language and its functional organization. He created more than 600 works of different genres.

He died on December 5, 1791, of an illness possibly caused by a kidney infection (although the cause of death is still disputed to this day). He was buried in St. Mark's Cemetery in Vienna in a mass grave, so the place of burial itself remains unknown.

Mozart
 

 

1 euro 2007-

coin Austria 1 euro 2008

Years of production

2008 till now

Nominal

1 euro

Weight (g)

7.50

Diameter (mm)

23.25

Thickness (mm)

2.33

Metal (outer/inner ring)

Brass (Cu75Zn20Ni5) / 3 layers: copper-nickel-nickel-copper-nickel alloy (Cu75Ni25-Ni-Cu75Ni25)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - intermittent grooving (alternation of 3 smooth and 3 grooved areas)

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2008

65 500 000

50 000

15 000

2009

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

The design of the obverse

Following the decision of the Council of Europe of June 7, 2005 in connection with the increasing in 2004 of the number of European Union member states from 15 to 25, changes have been made in the design of the common sides (reverses) of coins bearing 10, 20 and 50 Euro cents, as well as 1 and 2 Euro coins in circulation to represent all European Union member states (including future) - the whole European continent is represented on Austrian coins since 2008 instead of the previously pictured 15 European Union member states on the right side of the common side.

The common sides (reverse) of the 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins remain unchanged, as they show the image of the whole of Europe and are independent of the expansion of the European Union.

The design of the national side (obverse) of Austrian coins from 2008 remains unchanged and fully complies with the design of coins of 2002-2007.

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the outer ring. On the inner disc is the portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to the bottom of the portrait is a facsimile of the composer, to the right of the portrait is the face value of the coin in two lines "1 EURO", below is the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical bars - red, smooth field -white, vertical bars - red), to the left of the portrait is the year of the coin.

 

2 euro 2002-2007

coin Austria 2 euro 2002

Years of production

2002 - 2007

Nominal

2 euro

Weight (g)

8.50

Diameter (mm)

25.75

Thickness (mm)

2.20

Metal (outer/inner ring)

copper-nickel alloy (Cu75Ni25) / 3 layers: brass-nickel-brass (Cu75Zn20Ni5-Ni-Cu75Zn20Ni5)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - grooving and inscription 2 EURO ««« 2 EURO ««« 2 EURO ««« 2 EURO «««

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2002

196 400 000

100 000

10 000

2003

4 700 000

125 000

25 000

2004

2 500 000

100 000

20 000

2005

-

-

-

2006

2 300 000

100 000

20 000

2007

-

-

-

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the outer ring. On the inner disc is the portrait of Bertha von Zuttner, to the left of the portrait is the coin denomination in two lines "2 EURO", below - the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical stripes - red, smooth field - white, vertical bars - red), to the right of the portrait is the year of issue of the coin.

Bertha von Suttner (German: Bertha Sophie Félicitas Freifrau von Suttner), née Bertha Sophia Felicita Kinski, was an Austrian writer and activist in the pacifist movement.

Daughter of the Austrian Field Marshal-General Count Kinsky, she was born on June 9, 1843, in Prague (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire). In 1876 she came to Paris, where she became housekeeper and personal secretary to Alfred Nobel, but a few days later Nobel left for Sweden, and Bertha, returned to Vienna, where she married Baron Arthur von Zuttner. The Zuttner's spent the next nine years in Russia in Tiflis. When war broke out between Russia and Turkey in 1877, Arthur von Zuttner began writing reports from the theater of war for Viennese publications. The popularity of her husband's articles inspired Bertha to take up her pen, and she published stories, essays, and articles (mostly under the pseudonym W. Oulot).

After her return to Vienna in 1885, Berta continued to express her political and social views in artistic works. From 1886 to 1887, the Suttner family lived in Paris, where she once again met Alfred Nobel, who brought her into the circle of the leading political and literary figures of the time. In 1889, Bertha von Zuttner's book Down with Arms was published, which tells the story of the life of a young woman whose fate was crippled by the European wars of the 1860s. This novel made the novelist a leading peace activist. For many peace advocates, the novel has become a symbol of political uncompromising.

After her husband's death in 1902, Bertha continued her active pacifist activities. In 1904 - 1905 she toured the United States and Germany, where she gave lectures and promoted the creation of the Anglo-German Friendship Committee. On December 10, 1905 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In the last years of her life, before the outbreak of the First World War, the activities of Bertha von Zuttner became severely criticized by the authorities. In the German nationalist press she was called "a fury of pacifism", in militarist circles of Austria "traitor". However, the baroness remained faithful to her convictions, showing the whole world an example of courage and selfless dedication. She was awarded the title of honorary president of the International Peace Bureau in Bern and was elected a member of the advisory board of the Carnegie Peace Foundation in the United States.

Refusing surgery for a malignant tumor, she died on June 21, 1914, in Vienna.

von Suttner
 

 

2 euro 2005 "50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE AUSTRIAN STATE TREATY"

Österreich Münze 2 euro 2005

Date of issue

May 11, 2005

Nominal

2 euro

Weight (g)

8.50

Diameter (mm)

25.75

Thickness (mm)

2.20

Metal (outer/inner ring) - copper-nickel alloy (Cu75Ni25) / 3 layers: brass-nickel-brass (Cu75Zn20Ni5-Ni-Cu75Zn20Ni5)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - grooving and inscription 2 EURO

 

Mint

Designation

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

6 880 000 100 000 20 000

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Helmut Andexlinger (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

The Occupation Zones of Austria in 1945-1955.

On the circumference of the outer ring are 12 stars. The inner disc, symbolizing the flag of Austria, is divided into three horizontal sectors: with vertical stripes, smooth, with vertical stripes (heraldic colors - red, white, red). In the background of the flag are images of 9 mastic seals and 9 signatures of participants of Austrian State Treaty signing. At the top is an inscription in a semicircle "50 JAHRE STAATSVERTRAG" ("50 YEARS OF STATE CONTRACT"), with the year of the coin "2005" at the bottom.

The Austrian State T reaty (full title "State Treaty for the Restoration of an Independent and Democratic Austria") is a treaty between the four powers that participated in the anti-Hitler coalition in World War II: the USSR, the United States, Great Britain, and France, on the one hand, p and Austria, on the other.

As early as 1943, at a meeting in Moscow, the leaders of the USSR, Great Britain and the United States announced their intention to recreate Austria as an independent and democratic state. However, since 1945, after the liberation of Austria from the forces of Nazi Germany, and until 1955 the territory of Austria was divided into occupation zones, in which Allied troops were stationed.

The Austrian State Treaty was signed on May 15, 1955 in Vienna in the Belvedere Palace by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs: the USSR - V.M. Molotov, the United States - D.F. Dulles, Great Britain - M.G. McMillan, France - Antoine Pinet on behalf of the Allies and Foreign Minister of Austria - Leopold Figl, as well as the High Commissioners: USSR - I.I. Illichov, Great Britain - D.A. Wallinger, France - R.M. Lalouette, USA - L.Y. Thompson Jr.

The treaty put an end to the occupation of Austria by the troops of the four powers (the withdrawal of the occupying troops from Austria ended on October 25, 1955) and restored the sovereignty and independence of the Austrian state within the borders of January 1, 1938. The signatory powers undertook the At about 12 noon on May 15, 1955, the Austrian Foreign obligation to respect the independence and territorial integrity of Minister showed the signed treaty to those assembled in Austria. The treaty included the garden of Belvedere Palace and announced "Austria is free!"

The treaty includes articles prohibiting the anschluss (annexation) of Austria to Germany, Austria's entry into any form of political or economic alliance with Germany. The treaty obliged the Austrian government to ensure democratic freedoms in the country and to prevent the activities of fascist organizations. Under the economic provisions of the treaty, former German assets and (for appropriate compensation) former Soviet enterprises in Austria were transferred to Austria.

The treaty was a significant contribution to easing international tensions and strengthening peace in Europe and created the necessary prerequisites for the development of an independent Austria and the rise of its economy and culture.

State Treaty

 

2 euro 2007 "50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE TREATY OF ROME."

Österreich Münze 2 euro 2007

Date of issue

March 25, 2007

Nominal

2 euro

Weight (g)

8.50

Diameter (mm)

25.75

Thickness (mm)

2.20

Metal (outer/inner ring)

copper-nickel alloy (Cu75Ni25) / 3 layers: brass-nickel-brass (Cu75Zn20Ni5-Ni-Cu75Zn20Ni5)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - grooving and inscription 2 EURO

 

Mint

Designation

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

8 905 000 75 000 20 000

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

a group of artists from the mints of Austria, Spain, and Italy

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

There are 12 stars on the circumference of the outer ring. The inner disk depicts an open book symbolizing the Treaty of Rome, with the signatures of the representatives of 6 countries, set against the background of the Capitol Square in Rome, where the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957. Above the book are the inscriptions "VERTRAG VON ROM" ("The Treaty of Rome"), "50 JAHRE" ("50 YEARS") and "EUROPA" ("EUROPA"). The year under the book is The coin's issue date is "2007" and the name of the issuing state "REPUBLIC ÖSTERREICH". All inscriptions are in the official state language German.

The Treaty of Rome is a treaty between the member countries of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECU) of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg to eliminate all obstacles to free.

The document was signed on March 25, 1957, on Capitol Hill in Rome, and laid the foundation for the European Economic Community (EEC) and, later, the European Atomic Energy Commission (Euratom). This document laid the foundation for the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Commission (Euratom), and later the European Union.

Piazza del Campidoglio is located in the heart of the Capitoline Hill. Built in the 17th century on an original project by Michelangelo Buonarotti. In ancient times there was an acropolis with the main temple built in The great artist's plan for the square of the Capitol is surrounded by three palaces. The Capitol Square, as conceived by the great artist, is surrounded by three palaces. On the right is the Conservative Palace, on the left is the New Palace, and at the back of the square is the Senators' Palace (where the signing of the Treaty of Rome took place). In the center of the square stands the famous equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius.

 

Campidoglio

The Palace of Senators in the Capitoline Square in Aurelius, Rome

 

2 euro 2008-

coin Austria 2 euro 2014
 

 

Years of production

2008 - till now

Nominal

2 euro

Weight (g)

8.50

Diameter (mm)

25.75

Thickness (mm)

2.20

Metal (outer/inner ring)

copper-nickel alloy (Cu75Ni25) / 3 layers: brass-nickel-brass (Cu75Zn20Ni5-Ni-Cu75Zn20Ni5)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - grooving and inscription 2 EURO

 

Mint

Designation

Year of issue

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

2008

2 600 000

50 000

15 000

2009

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Josef Kaiser (Austria)

no

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

Following the decision of the Council of Europe of June 7, 2005 in connection with the increasing in 2004 of the number of European Union member states from 15 to 25, changes have been made in the design of the common sides (reverses) of coins bearing 10, 20 and 50 Euro cents, as well as 1 and 2 Euro coins in circulation to represent all European Union member states (including future) - the whole European continent is represented on Austrian coins since 2008 instead of the previously pictured 15 European Union member states on the right side of the common side.

The common sides (reverse) of the 1, 2 and 5 euro cent coins remain unchanged, as they show the image of the whole of Europe and are independent of the expansion of the European Union.

The design of the national side (obverse) of Austrian coins from 2008 remains unchanged and fully complies with the design of coins of 2002-2007.

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the outer ring. On the inner disc is the portrait of Bertha von Zuttner, to the left of the portrait is the coin denomination in two lines "2 EURO", below - the flag of the Republic of Austria, made with heraldic colors (vertical stripes - red, smooth field - white, vertical bars - red), to the right of the portrait is the year of issue of the coin.

 

2 euro 2009 "10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION"

Österreich Münze 2 euro 2009

Date of issue

January 2, 2009

Nominal

2 euro

Weight (g)

8.50

Diameter (mm)

25.75

Thickness (mm)

2.20

Metal (outer/inner ring) - copper-nickel alloy (Cu75Ni25) / 3 layers: brass-nickel-brass (Cu75Zn20Ni5-Ni-Cu75Zn20Ni5)

Ratio of sides

medal 0°

 

Edge design - grooving and inscription 2 EURO

 

Mint

Designation

Mintage (unc | bu | proof)

Austrian Mint (Vienna)

no

4 910 000 75 000 15 000

Artist

Obverse

Designation

Reverse

Designation

Georges Stamatopoulos (Greece)

Stamatopoulos 

Luc Luycx (Belgium)

Luc Luycx

 

The design of the obverse

There are 12 stars around the circumference of the outer ring. In the center of the inner disc there is a stylized image of a man holding a "€" sign in his left hand in a primitive style, symbolizing the euro as the newest step in the long history of trade development - from prehistoric commodity exchange (drawing of a man) - to economic and currency union (euro sign), on the lower right there is a coin artist's sign (acronym ri). Above the image in a semicircle is the name of the country that minted the coin: "REPUBLIC ÖSTERREICH", below the image in a semicircle is the inscription "WWU 19992009" ("EMU 1999-2009", from the German abbreviation "Wirtschafts- und Wässer"). Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion (economic and monetary union), years of existence of the euro currency). All inscriptions are in the official state language - German.

The definition of the goals and ways to create an economic and monetary union in Europe was fixed in the text of the Maastricht Treaty on the European Union, signed on February 7,

1992. In fact, only after this treaty was signed did the EU countries move to a common economic and financial policy, the ultimate goal of which was declared to be the introduction of a single currency.

 

Logo
 

Logo of the 10t, Economic and monetary Union European

 

At the end of 1997, the EU Council of Economy and Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) approved the date of introduction of euro banknotes and coins in cash - January 1, 2002. At an extraordinary summit of the EU in Brussels on May 2, 1998, the members of the monetary union, which on January 1, 1999, consisted of eleven European of the Union: Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Finland. In addition to these countries, the euro zone was The euro has also been extended to a number of autonomous overseas departments of France (the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, Réunion, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), the currencies of the Comoros and New Caledonia, as well as Monaco, Andorra, San Marino and the Vatican. The United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden abstained from participation in the monetary union. Greece, which had not fulfilled the convergence criteria by that time, joined the EMU in January 2001.

Since January 1, 1999 in the practice of non-cash bank payments was introduced a new European currency - the euro, and the European Economic and Monetary Union was a fait accompli.

 

 

 

 

 

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