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Austrian euro coins have a unique design for each denomination, with a common theme for each of the three series of coins. The minor coins feature Austrian flowers, the middle coins examples of architecture from Austria's capital, Vienna, and the two major coins famous Austrians. All designs are by the hand of Josef Kaiser and also include the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint.

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Austrian euro designEdit

Prior to 2008, the old common side showing national borders was used, but from the 2008 coins use the new common side without borders. For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Depiction of Austrian euro coinage | Obverse side
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An Alpine gentian as a symbol of Austria's part in developing EU environmental policy. An Alpine edelweiss as a symbol of Austria's part in developing EU environmental policy. An Alpine primrose as a symbol of Austria's part in developing EU environmental policy.
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St. Stephen's Cathedral, the epitome of Viennese Gothic architecture dating to 1160. Belvedere Palace, an example of baroque architecture, symbolizing national freedom and sovereignty. Secession hall within a circle, symbolising the birth of art nouveau and a new age in the country.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (with his signature), a famous Austrian composer, in reference to the idea of Austria as a "land of music". Bertha von Suttner, a radical Austrian pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, as a symbol of Austria's efforts to support peace.

Circulating Mintage quantitiesEdit

The following table shows the mintage quantity for all Austrian euro coins, per denomination, per year.[1]

Face Value €0,01 €0,02 €0,05 €0,10 €0,20 €0,50 €1,00 €2,00
2002 378 510 000 326 510 000 217 110 000 441 710 000 203 510 000 169 210 000 223 610 000 196 510 000
2003 10 950 000 118 650 000 108 650 000 165 000 51 050 000 9 250 000 300 000 4 850 000
2004 115 120 000 156 520 000 89 420 000 5 320 000 54 920 000 3 220 000 2 720 000 2 620 000
2005 174 820 000 163 320 000 66 220 000 5 320 000 4 220 000 3 220 000 2 720 000
2006 48 420 000 39 920 000 5 720 000 40 120 000 8 320 000 3 320 000 7 820 000 2 420 000
2007 111 995 000 72 295 000 52 795 000 81 395 000 45 095 000 3 095 000 41 195 000
2008 50 965 000 125 165 000 96 765 000 70 265 000 45 365 000 3 065 000 65 565 000 2 665 000
2009 158 991 000 120 491 000 5 891 000 15 991 000 49 891 000 14 791 000 40 391 000
2010 168 565 000 104 265 000 63 765 000 42 865 000 4 265 000 30 065 000 11 265 000 17 065 000
2011 189 665 000 148 665 000 66 665 000 27 665 000 21 365 000 6 065 000 8 065 000 27 765 000
2012 169 360 000 78 160 000 35 360 000 25 060 000 10 860 000 60 000 60 000 21 200 000
2013 179 260 000 121 560 000 36 160 000 30 160 000 25 260 000 60 000 60 000 10 160 000
2014 185 560 000 116 160 000 48 060 000 27 660 000 10 560 000 60 000 60 000 20 160 000
2015 118 060 000 45 460 000 61 060 000 63 160 000 9 060 000 60 000 60 000 12 360 000
2016 60 000 60 000 60 000 12 360 000 30 060 000 5 060 000 5 260 000
2017 37 760 000 57 260 000 35 260 000 39 560 000 30 060 000 15 060 000 8 060 000 17 760 000
2018 60 000 60 000 60 000 60 000 60 000 60 000 60 000
Bold - Small quantities minted for sets only.

Austrian proof setEdit

Each year the Austrian Mint issues a limited edition of its Euro coins in proof quality.

€2 commemorative coinsEdit

Other commemorative coins (Collector's coins)Edit

Austria has a large collection of euro commemorative coins, mainly in Silver and Gold, but they also use other materials (like Niobium for example). Their face value range from 5 euro to 100 euro. This is mainly done as a legacy of old national practice of minting Gold and Silver coins. These coins are not really intended to be used as means of payment, so generally they do not circulate. Here are some samples:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mintage quantities of the euro coins". Euro-Coins.Info. Retrieved 2018-11-13.

External linksEdit