Five Schilling, Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Five Schilling, Coin Type from Austria (issued 1952 - 2001)
Coin TypeFive Schilling

The Five Schilling coin was a 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 5 Schilling coins was in aluminium, which was then upgraded to silver, then debased again to CuproNickel (copper-nickel). The latter coin type was issued in circulation quantities from 1968 until 1998, and for collectors' sets until 2001.

Together with all the other Schilling coinage, the 5 Schilling denomination was demonetised after 28 February 2002 when the country changed to the Euro currency.

Obverse
Austria / Five Schilling - obverse photo

The design of the denomination changed when the initial aluminium type was replaced by a new silver format; the new design was retained when the coin changed to copper-nickel in 1968.

The first obverse (1952 - 1957) features at centre the Coat of Arms of Austria (a crowned eagle with outstretched wings); below, divided by the eagle's tail, the date of issue.

The second obverse (1960 - 2001) features a rearing Lipizzaner horse and its rider, from the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Around the rim, the inscription REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH · (Republic of Austria).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Reverse
Austria / Five Schilling - reverse photo

The design of the denomination changed when the initial aluminium type was replaced by a new silver format; the new design was retained when the coin changed to copper-nickel in 1968.

The first reverse (1952 - 1957) shows a large numeral 5 for the value at centre, and the denomination · SCHILLING · around below; around above, REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH.

The second reverse (1960 - 2001) shows the shield from the Coat of Arms, below which two olive branches. Above that, a numeral 5 for the value; around above, the denomination SCHILLING. The date of issue, [year], is small and is divided by the shield.

Reverse Inscription 5 SCHILLING [year]
EdgeEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Five Schilling - (45) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Five Schilling 1952 43,231,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 1952
Five Schilling 1957 240,200 Coat of Arms of Austria 1957
Five Schilling 1960 12,619,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1961 17,902,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1962 6,771,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1963 1,811,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1964 4,030,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1965 3,030,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1966 4,481,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1967 1,900,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1968 (Silver) 4,831,700 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1968 (Copper-Nickel) 2,075,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1969 41,243,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1970 15,863,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1971 21,506,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1972 5,505,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1973 8,346,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1974 18,032,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1975 6,898,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1976 1,502,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1977 6,467,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1978 9,950,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1979 11,651,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1980 14,946,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1981 13,886,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1982 5,000,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1983 9,333,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1984 13,828,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1985 12,799,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1986 16,600,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1987 6,800,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1988 10,200,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1989 24,083,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1990 36,547,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1991 24,027,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1992 20,025,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1993 20,028,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1994 10,025,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1995 20,027,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1996 10,025,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1997 10,025,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1998 10,025,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 1999 (mint sets only) 50,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 2000 (mint sets only) 75,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Five Schilling 2001 (mint sets only) 75,000 REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
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Five Schilling: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Sub-types Five Schilling (Aluminium)
Five Schilling (Silver)
Five Schilling (CuproNickel)
From1952
To2001
Face Value5 (x Schilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2002)
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass