Ten Schilling (Nickel), Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Ten Schilling (Nickel), Coin Type from Austria (issued 1974 - 2001)
Coin TypeTen Schilling (Nickel)

The Ten Schilling coin was the largest denomination of the Austrian Schilling which circulated as a regular coin; it was introduced in 1957 to replace an earlier banknote.

The first type was in silver, which changed to copper-nickel plated nickel in 1974.

The reverse of the copper-nickel type was designed by Ferdinand Welz (it continued from the silver version), and there was a new obverse by Kurt Bodlak.

The denomination was issued in circulation quantities until 1998, and for collectors' sets until 2001. Together with all the other Schilling coinage, it was demonetised after 28 February 2002 when the country changed to the Euro currency.

Obverse
Austria / Ten Schilling (Nickel) - obverse photo

Within a plain border, the obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Austria, which is an eagle with open wings, crowned with a mural crown (representing a state, and not a monarch), holding a hammer in its left foot (right from the point of view of the viewer) and a sickle in its right foot. Its feet are in shackles, but the chain between them is broken, symbolising a liberated Austria.

On the eagle's breast, the shield of Austria divided into three horizontal stripes representing the national flag, with "heraldic hatching" (thin lines) indicating the colours: red-white-red.

Around the rim, the legend REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH · (Republic of Austria).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Reverse
Austria / Ten Schilling (Nickel) - reverse photo

Within a plain border, the reverse design shows the portrait of a woman, facing left. She wears a traditional headdress from the region of Wachau in Lower Austria.

Below right, a large numeral 10 for the value. Around left, the denomination SCHILLING. The date of issue, [year], is around right.

Below the value near the rim, in small letters the surname of the designer: WELZ (for Ferdinand Welz).

Reverse Inscription 10 SCHILLING [year]
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Ten Schilling (Nickel) - (28) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Ten Schilling 1974 59,952,500 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1975 16,918,500 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1976 13,503,500 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1977 3,848,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1978 6,856,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1979 11,746,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1980 10,932,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1981 9,519,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1982 5,000,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1983 9,058,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1984 8,004,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1985 9,054,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1986 8,861,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1987 9,300,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1988 9,050,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1989 16,271,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1990 27,185,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1991 18,027,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1992 10,977,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1993 12,528,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1994 15,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1995 12,527,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1996 12,525,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1997 11,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1998 5,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 1999 (mint sets only) 50,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 2000 (mint sets only) 75,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Schilling 2001 (mint sets only) 75,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
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Ten Schilling (Nickel): Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Sub-type ofTen Schilling
From1974
To2001
Face Value10 (x Schilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2002)
MaterialCopper-Nickel Plated Nickel
DesignerFerdinand Welz, Kurt Bodlak
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size26.0000 mm
Thickness1.4600 mm
Mass6.2500 g