Two Groschen, Coin Type from Austria - detailed information

Two Groschen, Coin Type from Austria (issued 1950 - 1994)
Coin TypeTwo Groschen

The Two Groschen was worth 2/100 of a schilling, and was the smallest circulating denomination in the Austrian Schilling currency after the 1 Groschen was discontinued in 1950.

The Schilling was restored as the currency of the Republic of Austria when the republic itself was restored after World War II in 1945. Between 1947 and 1952, coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 groschen; and 1, 2, and 5 schilling were introduced. The 2 and 50 groschen; 1, 2, and 5 schilling were struck in aluminium (98.5% aluminium and 1.5% magnesium), as was the second type of 10 groschen coin.

The reverse of the coin is designed by Benno Rost, and the obverse by Michael Powolny.

The denomination was issued in circulation quantities until 1991, and for collectors' sets until 1994. Together with all the other Schilling coinage, it was demonetised after 28 February 2002 when the country changed to the Euro currency.

Obverse
Austria / Two Groschen - obverse photo

Within a plain border, the obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Austria, which is an eagle with open wings, crowned with a mural crown (representing a state, and not a monarch), holding a hammer in its left foot (right from the point of view of the viewer) and a sickle in its right foot. Its feet are in shackles, but the chain between them is broken, symbolising a liberated Austria.

On the eagle's breast, the shield of Austria divided into three horizontal stripes representing the national flag, with "heraldic hatching" (thin lines) indicating the colours: red-white-red.

There is no inscription.

Obverse Inscription (none)
Reverse
Austria / Two Groschen - reverse photo

The reverse shows at its centre a large numeral 2 for the value, below which the name of the denomination: GROSCHEN.

Separated from this by a beaded border, around above the inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria), and around below the date of issue: [year].

Reverse Inscription 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH [year]
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Two Groschen - (37) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Two Groschen 1950 Austria / Two Groschen 1950 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1950 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 21,652,000
Two Groschen 1951 Austria / Two Groschen 1951 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1951 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,377,000
Two Groschen 1952 Austria / Two Groschen 1952 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1952 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 37,851,000
Two Groschen 1954 Austria / Two Groschen 1954 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1954 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 46,167,000
Two Groschen 1957 Austria / Two Groschen 1957 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1957 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 26,923,000
Two Groschen 1962 Austria / Two Groschen 1962 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1962 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 6,692,000
Two Groschen 1964 Austria / Two Groschen 1964 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 173,000
Two Groschen 1965 Austria / Two Groschen 1965 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1965 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 14,475,000
Two Groschen 1966 Austria / Two Groschen 1966 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1966 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 7,454,000
Two Groschen 1967 (proof only) Austria / Two Groschen 1967 (proof only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 13,000
Two Groschen 1968 Austria / Two Groschen 1968 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1968 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,825,000
Two Groschen 1969 (proof only) Austria / Two Groschen 1969 (proof only) - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1969 (proof only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 57,000
Two Groschen 1970 (proof only) Austria / Two Groschen 1970 (proof only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 260,000
Two Groschen 1971 (proof only) Austria / Two Groschen 1971 (proof only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 145,000
Two Groschen 1972 Austria / Two Groschen 1972 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1972 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 2,895,000
Two Groschen 1973 Austria / Two Groschen 1973 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1973 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 6,032,000
Two Groschen 1974 Austria / Two Groschen 1974 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1974 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,480,000
Two Groschen 1975 Austria / Two Groschen 1975 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,148,000
Two Groschen 1976 Austria / Two Groschen 1976 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1976 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 2,800,000
Two Groschen 1977 Austria / Two Groschen 1977 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,884,000
Two Groschen 1978 Austria / Two Groschen 1978 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1978 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,571,000
Two Groschen 1979 Austria / Two Groschen 1979 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 2,478,000
Two Groschen 1980 Austria / Two Groschen 1980 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1980 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,941,000
Two Groschen 1981 Austria / Two Groschen 1981 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 999,000
Two Groschen 1982 Austria / Two Groschen 1982 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 4,000,000
Two Groschen 1983 Austria / Two Groschen 1983 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 2,730,000
Two Groschen 1984 Austria / Two Groschen 1984 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 565,000
Two Groschen 1985 Austria / Two Groschen 1985 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,105,000
Two Groschen 1986 Austria / Two Groschen 1986 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,840,000
Two Groschen 1987 Austria / Two Groschen 1987 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1987 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Two Groschen 1988 Austria / Two Groschen 1988 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 1,100,000
Two Groschen 1989 Austria / Two Groschen 1989 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1989 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 988,000
Two Groschen 1990 Austria / Two Groschen 1990 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 35,000
Two Groschen 1991 Austria / Two Groschen 1991 - reverse photo Austria / Two Groschen 1991 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 2,627,000
Two Groschen 1992 (mint sets only) Austria / Two Groschen 1992 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 25,000
Two Groschen 1993 (mint sets only) Austria / Two Groschen 1993 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 28,000
Two Groschen 1994 (mint sets only) Austria / Two Groschen 1994 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium
Mint: Austrian Mint
Mintage: 25,000
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Two Groschen: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
From1950
To1994
Face Value2 (x Groschen)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2002)
MaterialAluminium
DesignerBenno Rost, Michael Powolny
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.0200 mm
Thickness1.5600 mm
Mass0.9000 g