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 NameReverseObverseDetails
Two Euro Cents 2002 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2002 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2002 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 326,510,000
Two Euro Cents 2003 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2003 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2003 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 118,655,100
Two Euro Cents 2004 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2004 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2004 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 156,520,000
Two Euro Cents 2005 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2005 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2005 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 163,320,000
Two Euro Cents 2006 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2006 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2006 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 39,920,000
Two Euro Cents 2007 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2007 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2007 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 72,295,000
Two Euro Cents 2008 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2008 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2008 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 125,165,000
Two Euro Cents 2009 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2009 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2009 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 120,491,000
Two Euro Cents 2010 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2010 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2010 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 104,265,000
Two Euro Cents 2011 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2011 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2011 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 148,665,000
Two Euro Cents 2012 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2012 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2012 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 78,160,000
Two Euro Cents 2013 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2013 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2013 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 121,560,000
Two Euro Cents 2014 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2014 - reverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 116,160,000
Two Euro Cents 2015 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2015 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2015 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 45,460,000
Two Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) Austria / Two Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 60,000
Two Euro Cents 2017 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2017 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2017 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 57,260,000
Two Euro Cents 2018 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2018 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2018 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 85,710,000
Two Euro Cents 2019 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2019 - reverse photo Austria / Two Euro Cents 2019 - obverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 91,260,000
Two Euro Cents 2020 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2020 - reverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 57,360,000
Two Euro Cents 2021 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2021 - reverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 64,660,000
Two Euro Cents 2022 Austria / Two Euro Cents 2022 - reverse photo Material: Copper Plated Steel
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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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)
Size18.7500 mm
Thickness1.6700 mm
Mass3.0600 g