Two Euro Cents 2012, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Two Euro Cents 2012, Coin from Austria
CoinTwo Euro Cents 2012

The Two Euro Cents coin (€0.02) has a value of one fiftieth of a Euro and is composed of copper-plated steel. It is the second-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 edelweiss 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 two-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

Austrian Two Euro Cent coins issued in 2012 have now been in circulation for 12 years.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 78,160,000 (78.2 million)
Austria / Two Euro Cents 2012 - obverse photo

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

Above the flag and below 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 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2012
Austria / Two Euro Cents 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: 2; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 2 EURO CENT
EdgePlain with central grooveEdge InscriptionNone
Two Euro Cents 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: Two Euro Cents, Austria
Coin NameMintageLegend
Two Euro Cents 2002 326,510,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2002
Two Euro Cents 2003 118,655,100 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2003
Two Euro Cents 2004 156,520,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2004
Two Euro Cents 2005 163,320,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2005
Two Euro Cents 2006 39,920,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2006
Two Euro Cents 2007 72,295,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2007
Two Euro Cents 2008 125,165,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2008
Two Euro Cents 2009 120,491,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2009
Two Euro Cents 2010 104,265,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2010
Two Euro Cents 2011 148,665,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2011
Two Euro Cents 2012 78,160,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2012
Two Euro Cents 2013 121,560,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2013
Two Euro Cents 2014 116,160,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2014
Two Euro Cents 2015 45,460,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2015
Two Euro Cents 2016 (mint sets only) 60,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2016
Two Euro Cents 2017 57,260,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2017
Two Euro Cents 2018 85,710,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2018
Two Euro Cents 2019 91,260,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2019
Two Euro Cents 2020 57,360,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2020
Two Euro Cents 2021 64,660,000 ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2021
Two Euro Cents 2022 unknown ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2022
Two Euro Cents 2023 unknown ************ ZWEI EURO CENT 2023
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Two Euro Cents 2012: Details
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Coin TypeTwo Euro Cents, Austria
Face Value2 (x Euro Cent, Austria)
Circulation Mintage78,100,000 (78.1 million)
Total Mintage78,160,000 (78.2 million)
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Josef Kaiser
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.7500 mm
Thickness1.670 mm
Mass3.0600 g
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Two Euro Cents 2012: Photos
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Two Euro Cents 2012: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 278
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 3083