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

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

The Two Euro Cents coin (€0.02) has a value of one fiftieth of a Euro and is composed of copper-plated steel. It is the second-lowest-value coin in the Eurozone. 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 coins have a common reverse (designed by Luc Luycx in 1999), and each country has its own national obverse; the Austrian obverse was designed by Josef Kaiser.

The denomination was introduced in 2002, when Austria retired the Austrian Schilling currency and introduced the Euro. The two-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

Austrian Two Euro Cents feature an Alpine edelweiss flower as a symbol of Austria's part in developing EU environmental policy. 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 / Two Euro Cents, Austria - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin features an Alpine edelweiss flower. Around above, the value and denomination in German: ZWEI EURO CENT (two Euro Cents). Around below, the flag of Austria with "heraldic hatching" (thin vertical lines) indicating its colours: red-white-red.

Above the flag and below the flower, the date of issue: [year].

Around the outer rim, the twelve stars of the European Union - symbolising the original twelve member states.

Obverse Inscription ************ ZWEI EURO CENT [year]
Reverse
Austria / Two Euro Cents, Austria - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the globe below right, showing Europe in relation to Africa and Asia. The design of the 1- to 5-cent coins is intended to show the European Union's (EU) place in the world, as opposed to the one- and two-euro coins showing the 15 states as one and the 10- to 50-cent coins showing separate EU states.

Behind the globe, six diagonal lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around below left, and six around above right.

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

Above left, the numeral value: 2; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 2 EURO CENT
EdgePlain with central grooveEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Two Euro Cents, Austria - (21) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
Two Euro Cents 2002 326,510,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2002
Two Euro Cents 2003 118,655,100 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2003
Two Euro Cents 2004 156,520,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2004
Two Euro Cents 2005 163,320,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2005
Two Euro Cents 2006 39,920,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2006
Two Euro Cents 2007 72,295,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2007
Two Euro Cents 2008 125,165,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2008
Two Euro Cents 2009 120,491,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2009
Two Euro Cents 2010 104,265,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2010
Two Euro Cents 2011 148,665,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2011
Two Euro Cents 2012 78,160,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2012
Two Euro Cents 2013 121,560,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2013
Two Euro Cents 2014 116,160,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2014
Two Euro Cents 2015 45,460,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2015
Two Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2016
Two Euro Cents 2017 57,260,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2017
Two Euro Cents 2018 85,710,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2018
Two Euro Cents 2019 91,260,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2019
Two Euro Cents 2020 57,360,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2020
Two Euro Cents 2021 64,660,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2021
Two Euro Cents 2022 unknown ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2022
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Two Euro Cents, Austria: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
From2002
Face Value2 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.750 mm
Thickness1.670 mm
Mass3.060 g