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 NameReverseObverseDetails
Fifty Groschen 1946 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1946 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1946 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 13,058,000
Fifty Groschen 1947 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1947 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1947 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 26,990,000
Fifty Groschen 1952 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1952 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1952 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,455,000
Fifty Groschen 1955 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1955 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1955 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 16,919,000
Fifty Groschen 1959 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1959 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1959 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 14,122,000
Fifty Groschen 1960 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1960 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1960 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 22,404,000
Fifty Groschen 1961 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1961 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1961 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 19,891,000
Fifty Groschen 1962 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1962 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1962 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 10,008,000
Fifty Groschen 1963 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1963 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1963 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 9,483,000
Fifty Groschen 1964 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1964 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1964 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 5,331,000
Fifty Groschen 1965 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1965 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1965 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 15,007,000
Fifty Groschen 1966 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1966 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1966 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,322,000
Fifty Groschen 1967 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1967 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1967 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 8,237,000
Fifty Groschen 1968 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1968 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1968 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,741,600
Fifty Groschen 1969 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1969 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1969 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,070,000
Fifty Groschen 1970 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1970 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 2,993,200
Fifty Groschen 1971 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1971 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1971 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 14,217,000
Fifty Groschen 1972 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1972 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1972 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 17,367,000
Fifty Groschen 1973 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1973 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1973 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 17,902,000
Fifty Groschen 1974 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1974 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1974 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 15,852,000
Fifty Groschen 1975 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1975 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1975 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,726,000
Fifty Groschen 1976 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1976 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1976 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 11,150,000
Fifty Groschen 1977 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1977 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1977 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,258,000
Fifty Groschen 1978 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1978 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1978 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 12,407,000
Fifty Groschen 1979 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1979 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1979 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 16,351,000
Fifty Groschen 1980 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1980 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1980 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 29,884,000
Fifty Groschen 1981 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1981 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1981 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 12,993,000
Fifty Groschen 1982 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1982 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1982 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 9,950,000
Fifty Groschen 1983 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1983 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1983 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 15,182,000
Fifty Groschen 1984 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1984 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 20,742,000
Fifty Groschen 1985 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1985 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1985 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 15,654,000
Fifty Groschen 1986 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1986 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1986 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 17,016,000
Fifty Groschen 1987 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1987 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1987 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,258,000
Fifty Groschen 1988 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1988 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 16,261,000
Fifty Groschen 1989 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1989 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1989 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 17,353,000
Fifty Groschen 1990 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1990 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1990 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 29,653,000
Fifty Groschen 1991 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1991 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1991 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 44,994,000
Fifty Groschen 1992 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1992 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1992 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 20,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1993 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1993 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1993 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 15,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1994 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1994 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 10,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1995 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1995 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1995 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 20,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1996 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1996 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1996 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 15,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1997 Austria / Fifty Groschen 1997 - reverse photo Austria / Fifty Groschen 1997 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 10,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1998 (mint sets only) Austria / Fifty Groschen 1998 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 25,000
Fifty Groschen 1999 (mint sets only) Austria / Fifty Groschen 1999 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 50,000
Fifty Groschen 2000 (mint sets only) Austria / Fifty Groschen 2000 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 75,000
Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) Austria / Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 75,000
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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