Austria: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only circulating coin types (regular coinage plus circulating commemoratives).

Austria (1945 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by Austria, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Austrian Schilling. Used in Austria: (1945 - 2002)
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
PeriodAustrian Schilling
Used1945 - 2002
Description

The Schilling was established in the First Austrian Republic by the Schilling Act (Schillingrechnungsgesetz) of December 20, 1924 at a rate of 1 Schilling to 10,000 Austro-Hungarian Kronen and issued on March 1, 1925. This first Schilling was abolished in the wake of the Anschluss (1938), when it was exchanged at a rate of 2 German Reichsmark to 3 Schilling.

The Schilling was reintroduced after World War II on November 30, 1945 by the Allied Military, who issued paper money (dated 1944) in denominations of 50 Groschen up to 100 Schilling. The exchange rate to the Reichsmark was 1:1, limited to 150 Schilling per person. The Nationalbank also began issuing Schilling notes in 1945 and the first coins were issued in 1946.

With a second "Schilling" law on November 21, 1947, new banknotes were introduced. The earlier notes could be exchanged for new notes at par for the first 150 Schilling and at a rate of 1 new Schilling for 3 old Schilling thereafter. Coins were not affected by this reform. The currency stabilised in the 1950s, with the Schilling being tied to the U.S. dollar at a rate of $1 = 26 Schilling. Following the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system in 1971, the Schilling was initially tied to a basket of currencies and then, in July 1976, the Schilling was coupled to the German mark.

Although the Euro became the official currency of Austria in 1999, euro coins and notes were not introduced until 2002. Old Schilling denominated coins and notes were phased out from circulation because of the introduction of the euro by 28 February of that year. Schilling banknotes and coins which were valid at the time of the introduction of the euro will remain exchangeable for euros at any branch of the Austrian National Bank (Österreichische Nationalbank) indefinitely.

The Schilling was divided into 100 Groschen.

Five Schilling (demonetised 2002)
45 coins (1952 - 2001)
Two Schilling (demonetised 1957)
3 coins (1946 - 1952)
Coin NameMintage
Two Schilling 1946 13,423,000
Two Schilling 1947 36,658,000
Two Schilling 1952 577,000
One Schilling (demonetised 2002)
47 coins (1946 - 2001)
Fifty Groschen (demonetised 2002)
47 coins (1946 - 2001)
Coin NameMintage
Fifty Groschen 1946 13,058,000
Fifty Groschen 1947 26,990,000
Fifty Groschen 1952 7,455,000
Fifty Groschen 1955 16,919,000
Fifty Groschen 1959 14,122,000
Fifty Groschen 1960 22,404,000
Fifty Groschen 1961 19,891,000
Fifty Groschen 1962 10,008,000
Fifty Groschen 1963 9,483,000
Fifty Groschen 1964 5,331,000
Fifty Groschen 1965 15,007,000
Fifty Groschen 1966 7,322,000
Fifty Groschen 1967 8,237,000
Fifty Groschen 1968 7,741,600
Fifty Groschen 1969 7,070,000
Fifty Groschen 1970 2,993,200
Fifty Groschen 1971 14,217,000
Fifty Groschen 1972 17,367,000
Fifty Groschen 1973 17,902,000
Fifty Groschen 1974 15,852,000
Fifty Groschen 1975 7,726,000
Fifty Groschen 1976 11,150,000
Fifty Groschen 1977 7,258,000
Fifty Groschen 1978 12,407,000
Fifty Groschen 1979 16,351,000
Fifty Groschen 1980 29,884,000
Fifty Groschen 1981 12,993,000
Fifty Groschen 1982 9,950,000
Fifty Groschen 1983 15,182,000
Fifty Groschen 1984 20,742,000
Fifty Groschen 1985 15,654,000
Fifty Groschen 1986 17,016,000
Fifty Groschen 1987 7,258,000
Fifty Groschen 1988 16,261,000
Fifty Groschen 1989 17,353,000
Fifty Groschen 1990 29,653,000
Fifty Groschen 1991 44,994,000
Fifty Groschen 1992 20,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1993 15,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1994 10,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1995 20,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1996 15,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1997 10,000,000
Fifty Groschen 1998 (mint sets only) 25,000
Fifty Groschen 1999 (mint sets only) 50,000
Fifty Groschen 2000 (mint sets only) 75,000
Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) 75,000
Twenty Groschen (demonetised 1959)
3 coins (1950 - 1954)
Coin NameMintage
Twenty Groschen 1950 1,619,000
Twenty Groschen 1951 7,781,000
Twenty Groschen 1954 5,343,000
Ten Groschen (demonetised 2002)
50 coins (1947 - 2001)
Coin NameMintage
Ten Groschen 1947 6,844,580
Ten Groschen 1948 66,205,000
Ten Groschen 1949 51,202,000
Ten Groschen 1951 9,573,000
Ten Groschen 1952 45,911,400
Ten Groschen 1953 22,577,600
Ten Groschen 1955 51,707,000
Ten Groschen 1957 33,509,000
Ten Groschen 1959 80,719,000
Ten Groschen 1961 11,283,000
Ten Groschen 1962 24,635,000
Ten Groschen 1963 38,062,000
Ten Groschen 1964 34,928,000
Ten Groschen 1965 40,615,000
Ten Groschen 1966 24,991,000
Ten Groschen 1967 32,552,999
Ten Groschen 1968 42,411,800
Ten Groschen 1969 19,980,000
Ten Groschen 1970 37,099,500
Ten Groschen 1971 57,532,000
Ten Groschen 1972 75,742,000
Ten Groschen 1973 60,341,000
Ten Groschen 1974 56,002,000
Ten Groschen 1975 60,625,000
Ten Groschen 1976 39,401,000
Ten Groschen 1977 53,654,000
Ten Groschen 1978 57,900,000
Ten Groschen 1979 103,730,000
Ten Groschen 1980 79,896,000
Ten Groschen 1981 92,317,000
Ten Groschen 1982 100,000,000
Ten Groschen 1983 93,833,000
Ten Groschen 1984 86,668,000
Ten Groschen 1985 86,349,000
Ten Groschen 1986 108,954,000
Ten Groschen 1987 114,100,000
Ten Groschen 1988 114,500,000
Ten Groschen 1989 127,822,000
Ten Groschen 1990 182,085,000
Ten Groschen 1991 145,027,000
Ten Groschen 1992 120,025,000
Ten Groschen 1993 120,028,000
Ten Groschen 1994 110,025,000
Ten Groschen 1995 110,027,000
Ten Groschen 1996 100,025,000
Ten Groschen 1997 80,025,000
Ten Groschen 1998 35,025,000
Ten Groschen 1999 (mint sets only) 50,000
Ten Groschen 2000 (mint sets only) 75,000
Ten Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) 75,000
One Groschen (demonetised 2002)
1 coin (1947)
Coin NameMintage
One Groschen 1947 23,460,000
Currency: Euro, Austria. Used in Austria: (1999 - present)
CurrencyEuro, Austria
PeriodEuro
Used1999 - present
Description

The currency was introduced in non-physical form (traveller's cheques, electronic transfers, banking, etc.) at midnight on 1 January 1999, when the national currencies of participating countries (the eurozone) ceased to exist independently. Their exchange rates were locked at fixed rates against each other. The euro thus became the successor to the European Currency Unit (ECU). The notes and coins for the old currencies, however, continued to be used as legal tender until new euro notes and coins were introduced on 1 January 2002.

The changeover period during which the former currencies' notes and coins were exchanged for those of the euro lasted about two months, until 28 February 2002. The official date on which the national currencies ceased to be legal tender varied from member state to member state. The earliest date was in Germany, where the mark officially ceased to be legal tender on 31 December 2001, though the exchange period lasted for two months more. Even after the old currencies ceased to be legal tender, they continued to be accepted by national central banks for periods ranging from several years to forever (the latter in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Estonia and Latvia for banknotes and coins; also, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Slovakia will accept banknotes forever, but not coins). The earliest coins to become non-convertible were the Portuguese escudos, which ceased to have monetary value after 31 December 2002, although banknotes remain exchangeable until 2022.

One Euro, Austria
22 coins (2002 - 2023)
Coin NameMintage
One Euro 2002 223,610,000
One Euro 2003 305,100
One Euro 2004 2,720,000
One Euro 2005 2,720,000
One Euro 2006 7,820,000
One Euro 2007 41,195,000
One Euro 2008 65,565,000
One Euro 2009 40,391,000
One Euro 2010 11,265,000
One Euro 2011 8,065,000
One Euro 2012 (mint sets only) 60,000
One Euro 2013 (mint sets only) 60,000
One Euro 2014 (mint sets only) 60,000
One Euro 2015 (mint sets only) 60,000
One Euro 2016 5,260,000
One Euro 2017 8,060,000
One Euro 2018 5,160,000
One Euro 2019 2,760,000
One Euro 2020 4,060,000
One Euro 2021 5,460,000
One Euro 2022 unknown
One Euro 2023 unknown
Ten Euro Cents, Austria
22 coins (2002 - 2023)
Two Euro Cents, Austria
22 coins (2002 - 2023)
Euro Cent, Austria
22 coins (2002 - 2023)
Coin NameMintage
One Euro Cent 2002 378,510,000
One Euro Cent 2003 10,955,100
One Euro Cent 2004 115,120,000
One Euro Cent 2005 174,820,000
One Euro Cent 2006 48,420,000
One Euro Cent 2007 111,995,000
One Euro Cent 2008 50,965,000
One Euro Cent 2009 158,991,000
One Euro Cent 2010 168,565,000
One Euro Cent 2011 189,665,000
One Euro Cent 2012 169,360,000
One Euro Cent 2013 179,260,000
One Euro Cent 2014 185,560,000
One Euro Cent 2015 118,060,000
One Euro Cent 2016 (mint sets only) 60,000
One Euro Cent 2017 37,760,000
One Euro Cent 2018 138,560,000
One Euro Cent 2019 130,960,000
One Euro Cent 2020 85,560,000
One Euro Cent 2021 73,460,000
One Euro Cent 2022 unknown
One Euro Cent 2023 unknown
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