Austrian euro coins
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.
Austrian euro design
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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, symbolising 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 quantities
The following table shows the mintage quantity for all Austrian euro coins, per denomination, per year (the numbers are represented in millions).
|Face Value||€0.01||€0.02||€0.05||€0.10||€0.20||€0.50||€1.00||€2.00||€2.00 Comm.|
* No coins were minted that year for that denomination
Austrian proof set
Each year the Austrian Mint issues a limited edition of its Euro coins in proof quality.
€2 commemorative coins
50th anniversary of the signing of the Austrian State Treaty (2005)
50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (2007)
Other commemorative coins (Collector's coins)
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:
- "Circulating Mintage quantities". Henning Agt. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
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