Fifty Groschen, Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Fifty Groschen, Coin Type from Austria (issued 1946 - 2001)
Coin TypeFifty Groschen

The Fifty Groschen was worth one half of a schilling, and was a small circulating denomination of the Austrian Schilling, which was restored as the currency of the Republic of Austria when the republic itself was restored after World War II in 1945. Between 1947 and 1952, coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 groschen; and 1, 2, and 5 schilling were introduced. The first type of 50 groschen was struck in aluminium, but this was soon changed to a second type of 50 groschen in aluminium bronze. The latter was issued in circulation quantities from 1959 until 1997, and for collectors' sets until 2001.

Together with all the other Schilling coinage, the 50 Groschen denomination was demonetised after 28 February 2002 when the country changed to the Euro currency.

Obverse
Austria / Fifty Groschen - obverse photo

The design of the denomination changed when the initial aluminium coins were replaced by a new aluminium bronze type.

The first obverse (1946 - 1955) features at centre the Coat of Arms of Austria (a crowned eagle with outstretched wings) and the inscription REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH · (Republic of Austria) around the rim.

The second obverse (1959 - 2001) features a shield with the flag of Austria, and the inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH which is differently placed (instead of one word above and one word below, it is one word around left and one around right)

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Reverse
Austria / Fifty Groschen - reverse photo

The design of the denomination changed when the initial aluminium coins were replaced by a new aluminium bronze type.

The first reverse (1946 - 1955) shows a large numeral 50 for the value at centre, overlaid on a shield displaying the national flag, behind which two crossed sheafs of wheat. The value is given again in words above: FÜNFZIG (fifty), with denomination GROSCHEN around below. The date is small and is below the shield, divided in two by its bottom point.

The second reverse (1959 - 2001) has a large numeral 50 for the value at centre (with a gentian flower behind the zero), and the denomination GROSCHEN around below; the date is small and is below the value.

Reverse Inscription 50 GROSCHEN [year]
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Fifty Groschen - (47) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Fifty Groschen 1946 13,058,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Fifty Groschen 1947 26,990,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Fifty Groschen 1952 7,455,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Fifty Groschen 1955 16,919,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Fifty Groschen 1959 14,122,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1960 22,404,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1961 19,891,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1962 10,008,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1963 9,483,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1964 5,331,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1965 15,007,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1966 7,322,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1967 8,237,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1968 7,741,600 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1969 7,070,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1970 2,993,200 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1971 14,217,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1972 17,367,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1973 17,902,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1974 15,852,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1975 7,726,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1976 11,150,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1977 7,258,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1978 12,407,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1979 16,351,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1980 29,884,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1981 12,993,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1982 9,950,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1983 15,182,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1984 20,742,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1985 15,654,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1986 17,016,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1987 7,258,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1988 16,261,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1989 17,353,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1990 29,653,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1991 44,994,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1992 20,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1993 15,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1994 10,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1995 20,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1996 15,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1997 10,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1998 (mint sets only) 25,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1999 (mint sets only) 50,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 2000 (mint sets only) 75,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) 75,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
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Fifty Groschen: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Sub-types Fifty Groschen (Aluminium)
Fifty Groschen (Aluminium Bronze)
From1946
To2001
Face Value50 (x Groschen)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2002)
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass