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.

Obverse
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]
Reverse
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 NameReverseObverseDetails
Twenty Euro Cents 2002 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2002 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2002 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 203,510,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2003 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2003 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2003 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 51,055,100
Twenty Euro Cents 2004 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2004 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2004 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 54,920,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2005 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2005 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2005 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 4,220,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2006 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2006 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2006 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 8,320,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2007 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2007 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2007 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 45,095,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2008 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2008 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2008 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 45,365,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2009 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2009 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2009 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 49,891,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2010 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2010 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2010 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 4,265,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2011 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2011 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2011 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 21,365,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2012 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2012 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2012 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 10,860,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2013 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2013 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2013 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 25,260,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2014 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2014 - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 10,560,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2015 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2015 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2015 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 9,060,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2016 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2016 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2016 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 30,060,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2017 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2017 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2017 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 30,060,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2018 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2018 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2018 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 20,460,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2019 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2019 - reverse photo Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2019 - obverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 25,660,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2020 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2020 - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 19,860,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2021 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2021 - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 21,060,000
Twenty Euro Cents 2022 Austria / Twenty Euro Cents 2022 - reverse photo Material: Nordic Gold
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Twenty Euro Cents, Austria: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
From2002
Face Value20 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
CurrentYes
MaterialNordic Gold
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeSpanish flower
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.2500 mm
Thickness2.1400 mm
Mass5.7400 g