Ten Groschen 1949, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Ten Groschen 1949, Coin from Austria (demonetised 1959)
CoinTen Groschen 1949

The Ten Groschen was worth 10/100 of a schilling, and was a small circulating denomination of the Austrian Schilling currency, 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 1 and 5 groschen and the first type of 10 groschen were in zinc, which is not very suitable for coinage (it corrodes and wears off fast); after only three issues, in 1951 it was replaced by another type of 10 groschen made from aluminium.

The reverse of the coin is designed by Adolf Hofmann, and the obverse by Michael Powolny.

The 10 Groschen made from zinc were demonetised on 31 May 1959.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage51,202,000 (51.2 million)
Obverse
Austria / Ten Groschen 1949 - 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 / Ten Groschen 1949 - reverse photo

The reverse shows at its centre a large numeral 10 for the value; around above, the name of the denomination: · GROSCHEN ·.

Below the value, the date of issue: 1949.

Around below, a floral decoration of gentian flowers.

Reverse Inscription 10 · GROSCHEN · 1949
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Ten Groschen 1949: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
All (50) coins of type: Ten Groschen
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Ten Groschen 1947 6,844,580 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Groschen 1948 66,205,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Groschen 1949 51,202,000 Coat of Arms of Austria REPUBLIK · ÖSTERREICH ·
Ten Groschen 1951 9,573,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1952 45,911,400 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1953 22,577,600 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1955 51,707,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1957 33,509,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1959 80,719,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1961 11,283,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1962 24,635,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1963 38,062,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1964 34,928,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1965 40,615,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1966 24,991,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1967 32,552,999 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1968 42,411,800 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1969 19,980,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1970 37,099,500 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1971 57,532,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1972 75,742,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1973 60,341,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1974 56,002,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1975 60,625,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1976 39,401,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1977 53,654,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1978 57,900,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1979 103,730,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1980 79,896,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1981 92,317,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1982 100,000,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1983 93,833,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1984 86,668,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1985 86,349,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1986 108,954,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1987 114,100,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1988 114,500,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1989 127,822,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1990 182,085,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1991 145,027,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1992 120,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1993 120,028,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1994 110,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1995 110,027,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1996 100,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1997 80,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1998 35,025,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 1999 (mint sets only) 50,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 2000 (mint sets only) 75,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
Ten Groschen 2001 (mint sets only) 75,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 10 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 10
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Ten Groschen 1949: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Coin TypeTen Groschen (Zinc)
Issued1949
SymbolCoat of Arms of Austria
Face Value10 (x Groschen)
Circulation Mintage51,202,000 (51.2 million)
Total Mintage51,202,000 (51.2 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1959
MaterialZinc
DesignerAdolf Hofmann, Michael Powolny
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.000 mm
Thickness1.900 mm
Mass3.500 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-LBAD-ONXQ
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Ten Groschen 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 66
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 2874