Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only), Coin from Austria - detailed information

Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only), Coin from Austria
CoinFive Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only)

The Five Euro Cents coin (€0.05) has a value of one twentieth of a Euro and is composed of copper-plated steel. It is the third-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, and features an Alpine primrose flower as a symbol of Austria's part in developing EU environmental policy.

The denomination was introduced in 2002, when Austria retired the Austrian Schilling currency and introduced the Euro. The five-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

Austrian Five Euro Cent coins issued in 2016 have now been in circulation for seven years.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage60,000
Austria / Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin features an Alpine primrose flower. Around above, the value and denomination in German: FÜNF EURO CENT (five Euro Cents). Around below, the flag of Austria with "heraldic hatching" (thin vertical lines) indicating its colours: red-white-red.

Around below right in the inner circle, next to the stem of the flower, the date of issue: 2016.

Around the outer rim, the twelve stars of the European Union - symbolising the original twelve member states.

Obverse Inscription ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2016
Austria / Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) - 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: 5; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 5 EURO CENT
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (included in total)
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 10,000 (included in total)
All (22) coins of type: Five Euro Cents, Austria
Coin NameMintageLegend
Five Euro Cents 2002 217,110,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2002
Five Euro Cents 2003 108,655,100 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2003
Five Euro Cents 2004 89,420,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2004
Five Euro Cents 2005 66,220,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2005
Five Euro Cents 2006 5,720,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2006
Five Euro Cents 2007 52,795,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2007
Five Euro Cents 2008 96,765,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2008
Five Euro Cents 2009 5,891,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2009
Five Euro Cents 2010 63,765,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2010
Five Euro Cents 2011 66,665,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2011
Five Euro Cents 2012 35,360,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2012
Five Euro Cents 2013 36,160,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2013
Five Euro Cents 2014 48,060,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2014
Five Euro Cents 2015 61,060,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2015
Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2016
Five Euro Cents 2017 35,260,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2017
Five Euro Cents 2018 22,660,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2018
Five Euro Cents 2019 15,060,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2019
Five Euro Cents 2020 5,660,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2020
Five Euro Cents 2021 20,260,000 ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2021
Five Euro Cents 2022 unknown ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2022
Five Euro Cents 2023 unknown ************ FÜNF EURO CENT 2023
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Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only): Details
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Coin TypeFive Euro Cents, Austria
Face Value5 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage60,000
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.2500 mm
Thickness1.670 mm
Mass3.9200 g
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Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only): Photos
Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only): Photo Austria, 5 Euro Cent, 2016 / thumbnail Austria, 5 Euro Cent, 2016
Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only): Photo Austria, 5 Euro Cent, 2016 / thumbnail Austria, 5 Euro Cent, 2016
Five Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 279
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 3084