Fifty Groschen 1955, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Fifty Groschen 1955, Coin from Austria (demonetised 1961)
CoinFifty Groschen 1955

The Fifty Groschen was worth one half of a schilling, and was a small circulating denomination of the Austrian Schilling, which 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. This first type of 50 groschen was struck in aluminium (98.5% aluminium, 1.5% magnesium); however, it was only issued in this format until 1955, after which time the denomination changed to a second type of 50 groschen in aluminium bronze.

Both the reverse and the obverse are designed by Michael Powolny.

The 50 Groschen made from aluminium were demonetised on 2 June 1961.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage16,919,000 (16.9 million)
Obverse
Austria / Fifty Groschen 1955 - 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.

Around the rim, the inscription REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH · (Republic of Austria).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Reverse
Austria / Fifty Groschen 1955 - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a large numeral 50 for the value at centre, overlaid on a shield displaying the national flag (thin vertical stripes in the upper and lower third, and a plain centre indicating its colours: red-wahite-red), behind which two crossed sheaves of wheat. The value is given again in words above: FÜNFZIG (fifty), with denomination GROSCHEN around below.

The date 1955 is small and is below the shield, divided in two by its bottom point.

Reverse Inscription 50 FÜNFZIG GROSCHEN 1955
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Fifty Groschen 1955: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
All (47) coins of type: Fifty Groschen
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Fifty Groschen 1946 13,058,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Fifty Groschen 1947 26,990,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Fifty Groschen 1952 7,455,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Fifty Groschen 1955 16,919,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Fifty Groschen 1959 14,122,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1960 22,404,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1961 19,891,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1962 10,008,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1963 9,483,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1964 5,331,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1965 15,007,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1966 7,322,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1967 8,237,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1968 7,741,600 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1969 7,070,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1970 2,993,200 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1971 14,217,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1972 17,367,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1973 17,902,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1974 15,852,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1975 7,726,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1976 11,150,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1977 7,258,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1978 12,407,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1979 16,351,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1980 29,884,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1981 12,993,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1982 9,950,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1983 15,182,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1984 20,742,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1985 15,654,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1986 17,016,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1987 7,258,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1988 16,261,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1989 17,353,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1990 29,653,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1991 44,994,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1992 20,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1993 15,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1994 10,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1995 20,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1996 15,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1997 10,000,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1998 (mint sets only) 25,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 1999 (mint sets only) 50,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 2000 (mint sets only) 75,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) 75,000 Shield of Austria · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
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Fifty Groschen 1955: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Coin TypeFifty Groschen (Aluminium)
Issued1955
SymbolCoat of Arms of Austria
ReverseShield of Austria
Face Value50 (x Groschen)
Circulation Mintage16,919,000 (16.9 million)
Total Mintage16,919,000 (16.9 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1961
MaterialAluminium
DesignerMichael Powolny
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Thickness1.650 mm
Mass1.400 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-XPZM-ENZB
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Fifty Groschen 1955: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 69
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 2870