Ten Groschen, Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Ten Groschen, Coin Type from Austria (issued 1947 - 2001)
Coin TypeTen Groschen

The Ten Groschen was worth 10/100 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 1 and 5 groschen and the first type of 10 groschen were in zinc, which is not very suitable for coinage (it corrodes and wears off fast); a second type of 10 groschen was introduced soon after (in 1951) made of aluminium and with a new design, which was issued in circulation quantities until 1998, and for collectors' sets until 2001.

Together with all the other Schilling coinage, the 10 Groschen denomination was demonetised after 28 February 2002 when the country changed to the Euro currency.

Obverse
Austria / Ten Groschen - obverse photo

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

The first obverse (1947 - 1949) 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 (1951 - 2001) features a smaller Coat of Arms above the centre; the inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH is below it, taking the lower half of the surface of the coin. The value 10 [groschen] is repeated twice, on both sides of the eagle.

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

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

The first reverse (1947 - 1949) shows a large numeral 10 for the value at centre, and the denomination GROSCHEN around above; the date is small and is below the value.

The second reverse (1951 - 2001) has the numeral 10 for the value above the centre, and the denomination GROSCHEN around below; the date is small and is below the value.

Reverse Inscription 10 GROSCHEN [year]
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Ten Groschen - (50) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Ten Groschen 1947 6,844,580 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Groschen 1948 66,205,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Groschen 1949 51,202,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Groschen 1951 9,573,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1952 45,911,400 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1953 22,577,600 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1955 51,707,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1957 33,509,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1959 80,719,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1961 11,283,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1962 24,635,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1963 38,062,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1964 34,928,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1965 40,615,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1966 24,991,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1967 32,552,999 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1968 42,411,800 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1969 19,980,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1970 37,099,500 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1971 57,532,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1972 75,742,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1973 60,341,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1974 56,002,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1975 60,625,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1976 39,401,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1977 53,654,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1978 57,900,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1979 103,730,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1980 79,896,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1981 92,317,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1982 100,000,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1983 93,833,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1984 86,668,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1985 86,349,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1986 108,954,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1987 114,100,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1988 114,500,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1989 127,822,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1990 182,085,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1991 145,027,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1992 120,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1993 120,028,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1994 110,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1995 110,027,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1996 100,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1997 80,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1998 35,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1999 (mint sets only) 50,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 2000 (mint sets only) 75,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) 75,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
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Ten Groschen: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Sub-types Ten Groschen (Zinc)
Ten Groschen (Aluminium)
From1947
To2001
Face Value10 (x Groschen)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2002)
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass