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

Twenty Euro Cents, Austria, Coin Type from Austria (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeTwenty Euro Cents, Austria

The Twenty Euro Cents coin (€0.20) has a value of one fifth of a Euro and is composed of an alloy called Nordic Gold (89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin), with a "Spanish flower" shape (smooth edge separated into equal sections by seven indents). 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.

Austrian Twenty Euro Cents feature the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, an example of Baroque architecture, symbolising national freedom and sovereignty. 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 / Twenty Euro Cents, Austria - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin shows the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, below which the numeral 20 for the value. Around above, the denomination: EURO CENT.

Below the value, the flag of Austria with "heraldic hatching" (thin vertical lines) indicating its colours: red-white-red. Below that, the date of issue: [year].

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

Obverse Inscription ************ 20 EURO CENT [year]
Austria / Twenty Euro Cents, Austria - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows on the left 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 left, and six around below left.

On the right, a large numeral value: 20, below which on two lines the denomination EURO CENT.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) is below right.

Reverse Inscription 20 EURO CENT
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Twenty Euro Cents, Austria - (21) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
Twenty Euro Cents 2002 203,510,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2002
Twenty Euro Cents 2003 51,055,100 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2003
Twenty Euro Cents 2004 54,920,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2004
Twenty Euro Cents 2005 4,220,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2005
Twenty Euro Cents 2006 8,320,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2006
Twenty Euro Cents 2007 45,095,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2007
Twenty Euro Cents 2008 45,365,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2008
Twenty Euro Cents 2009 49,891,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2009
Twenty Euro Cents 2010 4,265,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2010
Twenty Euro Cents 2011 21,365,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2011
Twenty Euro Cents 2012 10,860,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2012
Twenty Euro Cents 2013 25,260,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2013
Twenty Euro Cents 2014 10,560,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2014
Twenty Euro Cents 2015 9,060,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2015
Twenty Euro Cents 2016 30,060,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2016
Twenty Euro Cents 2017 30,060,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2017
Twenty Euro Cents 2018 20,460,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2018
Twenty Euro Cents 2019 25,660,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2019
Twenty Euro Cents 2020 19,860,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2020
Twenty Euro Cents 2021 21,060,000 ************ 20 EURO CENT 2021
Twenty Euro Cents 2022 unknown ************ 20 EURO CENT 2022
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Twenty Euro Cents, Austria: Details
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Face Value20 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
MaterialNordic Gold
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeSpanish flower
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.2500 mm
Thickness2.1400 mm
Mass5.7400 g