Euro Cent, Austria, Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Euro Cent, Austria, Coin Type from Austria (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeEuro Cent, Austria

The One Euro Cent coin (€0.01) has a value of one hundredth of a Euro and is composed of copper-covered steel. It is the lowest-value coin in the Eurozone. Like all other common circulation coins (from 1 cent to €2), the denomination is issued by the separate countries in the Eurozone and is legal tender in all of them, irrespective of which country has issued it. The coins have a common reverse (designed by Luc Luycx in 1999), and each country has its own national obverse; the Austrian obverse was designed by Josef Kaiser.

The denomination was introduced in 2002, when Austria retired the Austrian Schilling currency and introduced the Euro. The one-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

Austrian Euro Cents feature an Alpine gentian flower as a symbol of Austria's part in developing EU environmental policy. Austria is the only country which uses the Latin alphabet, and yet repeats the denomination on the national side of the coins - thus not adhering to a rule which only allows members of the Eurozone to show the denomination in their own language if it uses non-Latin script.

All Austrian coins are struck by the Austrian Mint in Vienna.

Austria / Euro Cent, Austria - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin features an Alpine gentian flower. Around above, the value and denomination in German: EIN EURO CENT (one Euro Cent). Around below, the flag of Austria with "heraldic hatching" (thin vertical lines) indicating its colours: red-white-red.

Around below right in the inner circle, next to the stem of the flower, the date of issue: [year].

Around the outer rim, the twelve stars of the European Union - symbolising the original twelve member states.

Obverse Inscription ************ EIN EURO CENT [year]
Austria / Euro Cent, Austria - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the globe below right, showing Europe in relation to Africa and Asia. The design of the 1- to 5-cent coins is intended to show the European Union's (EU) place in the world, as opposed to the one- and two-euro coins showing the 15 states as one and the 10- to 50-cent coins showing separate EU states.

Behind the globe, six diagonal lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around below left, and six around above right.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) is on the right.

Above left, the numeral value: 1; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 1 EURO CENT
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Euro Cent, Austria - (22) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
One Euro Cent 2002 378,510,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2002
One Euro Cent 2003 10,955,100 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2003
One Euro Cent 2004 115,120,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2004
One Euro Cent 2005 174,820,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2005
One Euro Cent 2006 48,420,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2006
One Euro Cent 2007 111,995,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2007
One Euro Cent 2008 50,965,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2008
One Euro Cent 2009 158,991,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2009
One Euro Cent 2010 168,565,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2010
One Euro Cent 2011 189,665,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2011
One Euro Cent 2012 169,360,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2012
One Euro Cent 2013 179,260,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2013
One Euro Cent 2014 185,560,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2014
One Euro Cent 2015 118,060,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2015
One Euro Cent 2016 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2016
One Euro Cent 2017 37,760,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2017
One Euro Cent 2018 138,560,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2018
One Euro Cent 2019 130,960,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2019
One Euro Cent 2020 85,560,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2020
One Euro Cent 2021 73,460,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2021
One Euro Cent 2022 unknown ************ EIN EURO CENT 2022
One Euro Cent 2023 unknown ************ EIN EURO CENT 2023
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Euro Cent, Austria: Details
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Face Value1 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.2500 mm
Thickness1.6700 mm
Mass2.3000 g