Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only), Coin from Austria - detailed information

Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only), Coin from Austria (demonetised 2002)
CoinFifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only)

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. The first type of 50 groschen was struck in aluminium; however, it was shortly replaced by this second type of 50 groschen made aluminium bronze.

Apart from the change in composition, the new type also had a new design; the reverse was designed by Ferdinand Welz, and the obverse by Hans Köttenstorfer.

Austrian 50 Groschen coins issued in 2001 circulated for only one year until the denomination was demonetised, together with all the other Schilling coinage, in 2002 when the country changed to the Euro currency.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage75,000
Obverse
Austria / Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) - obverse photo

Within a plain border, the obverse of the coin features a shield divided horizontally into three parts, representing the flag of Austria. The upper and the lower thirds have a background of thin vertical lines, while the centre is plain; this is "heraldic hatching" indicating colour - the vertical lines are for red, and no lines are for white. Thus, it displays the colours of the flag of Austria - red-white-red.

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

Obverse Inscription · REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Reverse

The reverse of the coin shows a large numeral 50 for the value at centre; behind the zero, a gentian flower.

The denomination GROSCHEN is around below.

The date 2001 is small and is below the value, and above the denomination.

Reverse Inscription 50 GROSCHEN 2001
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

No circulation coins were issued this year; some were made for collectors, in Brilliant Uncirculated grade, and issued in mint sets.

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 2001 (mint sets only): Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Coin TypeFifty Groschen (Aluminium Bronze)
Issued2001
SymbolShield of Austria
Face Value50 (x Groschen)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage75,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 2002
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerFerdinand Welz, Hans Köttenstorfer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.500 mm
Thickness1.500 mm
Mass3.000 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-AYRD-EXJL
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Fifty Groschen 2001 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 76
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 2885