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

One Euro, Austria, Coin Type from Austria (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeOne Euro, Austria

The One Euro coin (€1.00) is a circulating bi-metallic coin made of two alloys: the inner part of cupronickel, and the outer part of nickel brass. 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 denomination was introduced in 2002, when Austria retired the Austrian Schilling currency and introduced the Euro.

The coins have a common reverse designed by Luc Luycx in 1999 which showed a map of the European Union; it was changed in 2007 to reflect the enlargement of the Union, and later coins show all of western Europe. Each country has its own national obverse; the Austrian obverse was designed by Josef Kaiser.

The Austrian One Euro features a portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - a famous Austrian composer, in reference to the idea of Austria as a "land of music". 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 / One Euro, Austria - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin shows the bust of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, facing half right; on his shoulder, his signature: Mozart W.

On the right, the value and denomination: 1 EURO, below which the flag of Austria with "heraldic hatching" (thin vertical lines) indicating its colours: red-white-red. Around left, the date of issue: [year].

In the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European Union (representing the twelve original member states).

Obverse Inscription ************ [year] 1 EURO
Austria / One Euro, Austria - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows on the right a representation of a map of the western part of Europe.

Behind the map and interrupted by it, six vertical lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around above right, and six around below right.

On the left, a large numeral value: 1; on the right, overlaid on the map, the denomination EURO.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) is below right in the rim, below the O in EURO.

Reverse Inscription 1 EURO
EdgeMilled interrupted, three smooth and three milled segmentsEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: One Euro, Austria - (22) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
One Euro 2002 223,610,000 ************ 2002 1 EURO
One Euro 2003 305,100 ************ 2003 1 EURO
One Euro 2004 2,720,000 ************ 2004 1 EURO
One Euro 2005 2,720,000 ************ 2005 1 EURO
One Euro 2006 7,820,000 ************ 2006 1 EURO
One Euro 2007 41,195,000 ************ 2007 1 EURO
One Euro 2008 65,565,000 ************ 2008 1 EURO
One Euro 2009 40,391,000 ************ 2009 1 EURO
One Euro 2010 11,265,000 ************ 2010 1 EURO
One Euro 2011 8,065,000 ************ 2011 1 EURO
One Euro 2012 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ 2012 1 EURO
One Euro 2013 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ 2013 1 EURO
One Euro 2014 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ 2014 1 EURO
One Euro 2015 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ 2015 1 EURO
One Euro 2016 5,260,000 ************ 2016 1 EURO
One Euro 2017 8,060,000 ************ 2017 1 EURO
One Euro 2018 5,160,000 ************ 2018 1 EURO
One Euro 2019 2,760,000 ************ 2019 1 EURO
One Euro 2020 4,060,000 ************ 2020 1 EURO
One Euro 2021 5,460,000 ************ 2021 1 EURO
One Euro 2022 unknown ************ 2022 1 EURO
One Euro 2023 unknown ************ 2023 1 EURO
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
One Euro, Austria: Details
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Face Value1 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.2500 mm
Thickness2.3300 mm
Mass7.5000 g