Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary, Coin from Austria
CoinTwo Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary

The Two Euro coin (€2.00) is a circulating bi-metallic coin made of two alloys: the inner part of nickel brass, the outer part of copper-nickel. Like all the 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 denomination was introduced in 2002, when Austria retired the Austrian Schilling currency and introduced the Euro.

The coins have a common reverse designed by Luc Luycx in 1999 which shows a map of the European Union; it was changed in 2007 to reflect the enlargement of the Union. Each country has its own national obverse; the Austrian regular obverse features a portrait of Bertha von Suttner.

The €2 is also the only denomination in which circulating commemorative Euro coins are issued; these are also legal tender in all countries of the Eurozone, no matter which country issued them; commemoratives of other denominations are only legal tender in the issuing country. The number of commemorative coins is limited to two (before 2012 to one) per country per year (in addition to any common issue) and to 5 percent of the total mintage output. Given that the reverse is fixed, the commemorative designs are always on the obverse.

This coin was issued to mark the Centenary (100 years since the foundation) of the Republic of Austria.

After being defeated in World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up. The Treaty of Saint-Germain of 1919 (for Hungary the Treaty of Trianon of 1920) confirmed and consolidated the new order of Central Europe, creating new states and altering others. The German-speaking parts of Austria which had been part of Austria-Hungary were reduced to a rump state named The Republic of German-Austria (German: Republik Deutschösterreich). On 12 November, German-Austria was declared a republic; on the same day it drafted a provisional constitution that stated that "German-Austria is a democratic republic" (Article 1) and "German-Austria is an integral part of the German reich" (Article 2). The Treaty of Saint Germain and the Treaty of Versailles explicitly forbid union between Austria and Germany. The treaties also forced German-Austria to rename itself as "Republic of Austria" which consequently led to the first Austrian Republic.

Austrian Two Euro coins issued in 2018 have now been in circulation for only four years.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage18,160,000 (18.2 million)
Obverse
Austria / Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary - obverse photo

The obverse design (by Helmut Andexlinger and Herbert Wähner) shows a detail of the statue of Pallas Athena which stands in front of the neoclassical Parliament building in Vienna. The goddess of wisdom wears an Attic helmet decorated with a sphinx. Both the Parliament (completed in 1883) and the Pallas Athena fountain (1902) were based on designs by Theophil von Hansen. Pallas Athena serves as a symbol of Austrian parliamentarian ism and signifies knowledge, reason and strategic ability.

On the left, the date of issue 2018, below which 100 JAHRE (1oo years); around below, REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria).

In the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European Union, representing the original twelve member states.

Obverse Inscription 2018 100 JAHRE REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Reverse
Austria / Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows on the right a representation of a map of the western part of Europe.

Behind the map and interrupted by it, six vertical lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around above right, and six around below right.

On the left, a large numeral value: 2; on the right, overlaid on the map, the denomination EURO.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) is below right in the rim, below the O in EURO.

Reverse Inscription 2 EURO
EdgeMilled, inscribedEdge Inscription2 EURO *** 2 EURO *** 2 EURO *** 2 EURO ***
Notes

Date of issue: 6 December 2017 (in mint sets).
Released into circulation 2 January 2018, and also distributed by the Austrian Mint in 25-coin mint rolls.

Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (included in total)
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 10,000 (included in total)
All (24) coins of type: Two Euro, Austria
Coin NameMintageLegend
Two Euro 2002 196,510,000 ************ 2 EURO 2002
Two Euro 2003 4,855,100 ************ 2 EURO 2003
Two Euro 2004 2,620,000 ************ 2 EURO 2004
Two Euro 2005 Austrian State Treaty 7,000,000 50 JAHRE STAATSVERTRAG 2005
Two Euro 2006 2,420,000 ************ 2 EURO 2006
Two Euro 2007 Treaty of Rome 9,000,000 VERTRAG VON ROM 50 JAHRE EUROPA 2007 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Two Euro 2008 2,665,000 ************ 2 EURO 2008
Two Euro 2009 Economic and Monetary Union 5,000,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH WWU 1999 - 2009
Two Euro 2010 17,065,000 ************ 2 EURO 2010
Two Euro 2011 27,765,000 ************ 2 EURO 2011
Two Euro 2012 Bertha von Suttner 21,200,000 ************ 2 EURO 2012
Two Euro 2012 Euro Cash Anniversary 11,060,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH € 2002 2012
Two Euro 2013 10,160,000 ************ 2 EURO 2013
Two Euro 2014 20,160,000 ************ 2 EURO 2014
Two Euro 2015 Bertha von Suttner 12,360,000 ************ 2 EURO 2015
Two Euro 2015 European Flag 2,500,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1985 - 2015
Two Euro 2016 Austrian National Bank 16,060,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1816 2016 200 JAHRE OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBANK
Two Euro 2017 17,760,000 ************ 2 EURO 2017
Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary 18,160,000 2018 100 JAHRE REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Two Euro 2019 15,860,000 ************ 2 EURO 2019
Two Euro 2020 12,760,000 ************ 2 EURO 2020
Two Euro 2021 9,960,000 ************ 2 EURO 2021
Two Euro 2022 Bertha von Suttner unknown ************ 2 EURO 2022
Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme 1,060,000 1987 - 2002 ERASMUS PROGRAMM REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
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Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Coin TypeTwo Euro, Commemorative
Issued2018
Face Value2 (x Euro, Austria)
Circulation Mintage18,100,000 (18.1 million)
Total Mintage18,160,000 (18.2 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerLuc Luycx, Helmut Andexlinger, Herbert Wähner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.750 mm
Thickness2.200 mm
Mass8.500 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-BJBY-EJZN
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Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 3275