Five Euro Cents, Austria, Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Five Euro Cents, Austria, Coin Type from Austria (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeFive Euro Cents, Austria

The Five Euro Cents coin (€0.05) has a value of one twentieth of a Euro and is composed of copper-plated steel. It is the third-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 five-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

Austrian Five Euro Cents feature an Alpine primrose 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.

Obverse
Austria / Five Euro Cents, Austria - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin features an Alpine primrose flower. Around above, the value and denomination in German: FÜNF EURO CENT (five Euro Cents). 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 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT [year]
Reverse
Austria / Five Euro Cents, 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: 5; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 5 EURO CENT
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Five Euro Cents, Austria - (21) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
Five Euro Cents 2002 217,110,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2002
Five Euro Cents 2003 108,655,100 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2003
Five Euro Cents 2004 89,420,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2004
Five Euro Cents 2005 66,220,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2005
Five Euro Cents 2006 5,720,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2006
Five Euro Cents 2007 52,795,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2007
Five Euro Cents 2008 96,765,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2008
Five Euro Cents 2009 5,891,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2009
Five Euro Cents 2010 63,765,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2010
Five Euro Cents 2011 66,665,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2011
Five Euro Cents 2012 35,360,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2012
Five Euro Cents 2013 36,160,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2013
Five Euro Cents 2014 48,060,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2014
Five Euro Cents 2015 61,060,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2015
Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2016
Five Euro Cents 2017 35,260,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2017
Five Euro Cents 2018 22,660,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2018
Five Euro Cents 2019 15,060,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2019
Five Euro Cents 2020 5,660,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2020
Five Euro Cents 2021 20,260,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2021
Five Euro Cents 2022 unknown ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2022
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Five Euro Cents, Austria: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
From2002
Face Value5 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.2500 mm
Thickness1.6700 mm
Mass3.9200 g