One Euro Cent 2012, Coin from Austria - detailed information

One Euro Cent 2012, Coin from Austria
CoinOne Euro Cent 2012

The One Euro Cent coin (€0.01) has a value of one hundredth of a Euro and is composed of copper-covered steel. It is the 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 gentian 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 one-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

Austrian Euro Cents issued in 2012 have now been in circulation for 12 years.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 169,360,000 (169.4 million)
Austria / One Euro Cent 2012 - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin features an Alpine gentian flower. Around above, the value and denomination in German: EIN EURO CENT (one Euro Cent). 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: 2012.

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

Obverse Inscription ************ EIN EURO CENT 2012
Austria / One Euro Cent 2012 - 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: 1; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 1 EURO CENT
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
One Euro Cent 2012: 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: Euro Cent, Austria
Coin NameMintageLegend
One Euro Cent 2002 378,510,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2002
One Euro Cent 2003 10,955,100 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2003
One Euro Cent 2004 115,120,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2004
One Euro Cent 2005 174,820,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2005
One Euro Cent 2006 48,420,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2006
One Euro Cent 2007 111,995,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2007
One Euro Cent 2008 50,965,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2008
One Euro Cent 2009 158,991,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2009
One Euro Cent 2010 168,565,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2010
One Euro Cent 2011 189,665,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2011
One Euro Cent 2012 169,360,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2012
One Euro Cent 2013 179,260,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2013
One Euro Cent 2014 185,560,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2014
One Euro Cent 2015 118,060,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2015
One Euro Cent 2016 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2016
One Euro Cent 2017 37,760,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2017
One Euro Cent 2018 138,560,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2018
One Euro Cent 2019 130,960,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2019
One Euro Cent 2020 85,560,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2020
One Euro Cent 2021 73,460,000 ************ EIN EURO CENT 2021
One Euro Cent 2022 unknown ************ EIN EURO CENT 2022
One Euro Cent 2023 unknown ************ EIN EURO CENT 2023
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One Euro Cent 2012: Details
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Coin TypeEuro Cent, Austria
Face Value1 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
Circulation Mintage169,300,000 (169.3 million)
Total Mintage169,360,000 (169.4 million)
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.2500 mm
Thickness1.670 mm
Mass2.3000 g
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One Euro Cent 2012: Photos
One Euro Cent 2012: Photo Austria, Euro Cent, 2012 / thumbnail Austria, Euro Cent, 2012
One Euro Cent 2012: Photo Austria, Euro Cent, 2012 / thumbnail Austria, Euro Cent, 2012
One Euro Cent 2012: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 277
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 3082