Austria euro coins catalog


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Republic of Austria

Reform 2002
Euro=100 euro cents

coin Austria 2 euro 2002
2 euro 2002 (2002-2006)

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO 2002
Value - 3-4 USD


coin Austria 2 euro 2014
2 euro 2014 (2007- )

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO 2014
Value - 3-4 USD



coin Austria 1 euro 2005
1 euro 2005 (2002-2006)

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO 2005
Value - 2-3 USD


coin Austria 1 euro 2008
1 euro 2008 (2007- )

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO 2008
Value - 2-3 USD



coin Austria 50 euro cent 2003
50 euro cent 2003 (2002-2006)

50 EURO CENT 2003
Value - <1 USD


coin Austria 50 euro cent 2009
50 euro cent 2009 (2007- )

50 EURO CENT 2009
Value - 1-2 USD



coin Austria 20 euro cent 2003
20 euro cent 2003 (2002-2006)

20 EURO CENT 2003
Value - <1 USD


coin Austria 20 euro cent 2017
20 euro cent 2017 (2007- )

20 EURO CENT 2017
Value - <1 USD



coin Austria 10 euro cent 2002
10 euro cent 2002 (2002-2006)

10 EURO CENT 2002
Value - <1 USD


coin Austria 10 euro cent 2012
10 euro cent 2012 (2007- )

10 EURO CENT 2012
Value - <1 USD



coin Austria 5 euro cent 2015
5 euro cent 2015 (2002- )

copper plated steel
Value - <1 USD



coin Austria 2 euro cent 2013
2 euro cent 2013 (2002- )

copper plated steel
Value - <1 USD



coin Austria 1 euro euro cent 2005
1 euro cent 2005 (2002- )

copper plated steel
Value - <1 USD



Austrian euro coins description

Republic of Austria (German: Republik Osterreich)
Capital: Vienna
Area: 83879 km2 Population: 8.504 million (2013)
Official language: German
Monetary unit before the introduction of the euro: Austrian schilling = 100 grosch
Euro introduction date: 1 January 1999
Head of State: President
Form of government: parliamentary republic

The design of the national side of the Austrian euro coins was introduced on November 14, 1997. Artists who participated in the competition for the design of a single side of euro coins were invited to the competition. One of the wishes to the designers was the use of already known motifs from Austrian money that was in circulation before the euro.



Based on a public opinion poll, a 13-person committee chaired by the Director General of the National Bank of Austria, Adolf Wala, chose the job of Josef Kaiser, professor at the Vienna University of Applied Arts. His project met all the requirements of the interviewed citizens and the commission: a connection between the old and the new, while the well-known motifs of the Austrian Schilling are combined with new elements of images of three popular themes - nature, culture and people.

The first Austrian euro coins were minted at the Austrian Mint on November 20, 1998. At the same time, all coins minted in 1998-2002 are dated 2002. All eight Austrian coins of the nominal series of the regular issue have a different design, while they are divided into three categories.
Austrian coins of small denominations are engraved with Alpine flowers as a symbol of concern for the environment and the importance of Austria in the development of the environmental policy of the European Union.

Thus, alpine gentian (lat. Gentiana alpina) is represented at 1 euro cent - a flower that grows on the mountain slopes of the Alps at an altitude of 2-2.6 thousand meters.

2 euro cents are decorated with an edelweiss flower (lat. Leontopodium). Common in the highlands of Europe and Asia, it has become a symbol of the mountains. Interestingly, this is not the first time this flower has landed on Austrian money. For example, in July 1938, the issue of a 100-shilling banknote with the image of a woman with an edelweiss in her hands was planned, but after Austria joined the Third Reich on May 15, 1938, the Reichsmark was introduced in the country. Later, the image of edelweiss was located on 1 Austrian shilling of the sample 1959-2001.

Alpine primrose (lat. Primula alpicola) is depicted on 5 euro cents. This flower, whose birthplace is Tibet, was first described in 1926 by the British naturalist Frank Kingdon-Ward as a variety of Primula microdonta. It was later classified as a separate species by the Austrian botanist Otto Stapf. In height, the plant reaches 15-50 cm (rarely up to 1 m). The middle denominations immortalize the architectural sights of the country, representing various styles: Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau.

The towers and roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, decorated with the emblems of Austria and the city of Vienna, are depicted on 10 euro cents. Today, the cathedral is the epitome of Viennese Gothic architecture dating back to the 12th century and is one of the symbols of the capital and the state. Belvedere Palace is one of the most beautiful in Austria. It was here that in 1955 an agreement was signed to restore the sovereignty of Austria, thus the name of the palace became synonymous with freedom.

The main gate with the coat of arms of Prince Eugene of Savoy, leading to the Upper Belvedere, lures visitors from 20 cents.

The famous Vienna Secession, demonstrating the birth of a new art in Austria and a new era, symbolizes the bridge between the old and new monetary systems on 50 euro cents.

For 1 euro, a portrait of the famous Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791) is presented, reminding that Austria is a great musical country. The design of the coin was based on the portrait of Mozart by Barbara Kraft (1819). It symbolizes the idea "Austria is the land of music". The portrait of W. A. ​​Mozart by B. Kraft was also depicted on the 5000-shilling bill, put into circulation in 1989.

The 2 euro coin depicts the organizer of the pacifist movement Bertha von Suttner (Bertha von Suttner, 1843-1914). This woman, the 1905 Nobel Peace Prize winner, symbolizes Austria's many years of peacekeeping efforts. Her portrait adorned the banknote of 1000 shillings of the 1966 model.

A distinctive feature of Austrian coins is that all denominations have three horizontal stripes (rough, smooth, rough) stylized as the Austrian flag. On small denominations (1, 2 and 5 euro cents), the denomination in German is also indicated on the national side, on coins of other denominations, the denomination is indicated in numbers.


See also - Austrian commemorative euro





Coins of Austria euro in the catalog are presented divided by historical periods, indicating the main characteristics and differences by type.
Inside the sections, the coins are sorted by denomination - from large to small.
The cost of the coin is approximate and is indicated specifically for the coin shown in the picture. You can use this price to evaluate similar coins (of the same type), but remember that the value is affected by many factors, such as the state of preservation and the date of minting. The cost of coins of the same type can vary greatly depending on the number of surviving copies.
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