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

Two Euro, Austria, Coin Type from Austria (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeTwo Euro, Austria

The Two Euro coin (€2.00) is a circulating bi-metallic coin made of two alloys: the inner part of nickel brass, the outer part of copper-nickel. Like all the 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 shows a map of the European Union; it was changed in 2007 to reflect the enlargement of the Union. Each country has its own national obverse; the Austrian obverse was designed by Josef Kaiser. It features a portrait of Bertha von Suttner, a radical Austrian pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, as a symbol of Austria's efforts to support peace. 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.

The €2 is also the only denomination in which circulating commemorative coins are issued; these are also legal tender in all countries of the Eurozone, no matter which country issued them. Commemoratives of other denominations are only legal tender in the issuing country.

The edge lettering on Austrian €2 coins reads 2 EURO followed by three stars, repeated four times, alternately upright and inverted.

All Austrian coins are struck by the Austrian Mint in Vienna.

Obverse
Austria / Two Euro, Austria - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin shows the bust of Austrian pacifist activist Bertha von Suttner, facing half left.

On the left, the value and denomination: 2 EURO, below which the flag of Austria with "heraldic hatching" (thin vertical lines) indicating its colours: red-white-red. Around right, the date of issue: [year].

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

Obverse Inscription ************ 2 EURO [year]
Reverse
Austria / Two 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: 2; 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 2 EURO
EdgeMilled, inscribedEdge Inscription2 EURO *** 2 EURO *** 2 EURO *** 2 EURO ***
Coin Type: Two Euro, Austria - (24) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
Two Euro 2002 196,510,000 ************ 2 EURO 2002
Two Euro 2003 4,855,100 ************ 2 EURO 2003
Two Euro 2004 2,620,000 ************ 2 EURO 2004
Two Euro 2005 Austrian State Treaty 7,000,000 50 JAHRE STAATSVERTRAG 2005
Two Euro 2006 2,420,000 ************ 2 EURO 2006
Two Euro 2007 Treaty of Rome 9,000,000 VERTRAG VON ROM 50 JAHRE EUROPA 2007 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Two Euro 2008 2,665,000 ************ 2 EURO 2008
Two Euro 2009 Economic and Monetary Union 5,000,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH WWU 1999 - 2009
Two Euro 2010 17,065,000 ************ 2 EURO 2010
Two Euro 2011 27,765,000 ************ 2 EURO 2011
Two Euro 2012 Bertha von Suttner 21,200,000 ************ 2 EURO 2012
Two Euro 2012 Euro Cash Anniversary 11,060,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH € 2002 2012
Two Euro 2013 10,160,000 ************ 2 EURO 2013
Two Euro 2014 20,160,000 ************ 2 EURO 2014
Two Euro 2015 Bertha von Suttner 12,360,000 ************ 2 EURO 2015
Two Euro 2015 European Flag 2,500,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1985 - 2015
Two Euro 2016 Austrian National Bank 16,060,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1816 2016 200 JAHRE OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBANK
Two Euro 2017 17,760,000 ************ 2 EURO 2017
Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary 18,160,000 2018 100 JAHRE REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Two Euro 2019 15,860,000 ************ 2 EURO 2019
Two Euro 2020 12,760,000 ************ 2 EURO 2020
Two Euro 2021 9,960,000 ************ 2 EURO 2021
Two Euro 2022 Bertha von Suttner unknown ************ 2 EURO 2022
Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme 1,060,000 1987 - 2002 ERASMUS PROGRAMM REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
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Two Euro, Austria: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Sub-types Two Euro, Bertha von Suttner
Two Euro, Commemorative
From2002
Face Value2 (x Euro, Austria)
CurrentYes
MaterialTrimetallic
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.7500 mm
Thickness2.2000 mm
Mass8.5000 g