Two Groschen 1978, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Two Groschen 1978, Coin from Austria (demonetised 2002)
CoinTwo Groschen 1978

The Two Groschen was worth 2/100 of a schilling, and was the smallest circulating denomination in the Austrian Schilling currency after the 1 Groschen was discontinued in 1950.

The Schilling 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 2 and 50 groschen; 1, 2, and 5 schilling were struck in aluminium (98.5% aluminium and 1.5% magnesium), as was the second type of 10 groschen coin.

The reverse of the coin is designed by Benno Rost, and the obverse by Michael Powolny.

Austrian 2 Groschen coins issued in 1978 were legal tender for 24 years until the denomination was demonetised, together with all the other Schilling coinage, in 2002 when the country changed to the Euro currency.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,571,000 (1.6 million)
Obverse
Austria / Two Groschen 1978 - 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.

There is no inscription.

Obverse Inscription (none)
Reverse
Austria / Two Groschen 1978 - reverse photo

The reverse shows at its centre a large numeral 2 for the value, below which the name of the denomination: GROSCHEN.

Separated from this by a beaded border, around above the inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria), and around below the date of issue: 1978.

Reverse Inscription 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1978
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Two Groschen 1978: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 44,000 (included in total)
All (37) coins of type: Two Groschen
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Two Groschen 1950 21,652,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1950
Two Groschen 1951 7,377,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1951
Two Groschen 1952 37,851,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1952
Two Groschen 1954 46,167,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1954
Two Groschen 1957 26,923,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1957
Two Groschen 1962 6,692,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1962
Two Groschen 1964 173,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1964
Two Groschen 1965 14,475,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1965
Two Groschen 1966 7,454,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1966
Two Groschen 1967 (proof only) 13,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1967
Two Groschen 1968 1,825,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1968
Two Groschen 1969 (proof only) 57,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1969
Two Groschen 1970 (proof only) 260,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1970
Two Groschen 1971 (proof only) 145,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1971
Two Groschen 1972 2,895,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1972
Two Groschen 1973 6,032,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1973
Two Groschen 1974 1,480,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1974
Two Groschen 1975 1,148,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1975
Two Groschen 1976 2,800,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1976
Two Groschen 1977 1,884,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1977
Two Groschen 1978 1,571,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1978
Two Groschen 1979 2,478,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1979
Two Groschen 1980 1,941,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1980
Two Groschen 1981 999,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1981
Two Groschen 1982 4,000,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1982
Two Groschen 1983 2,730,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1983
Two Groschen 1984 565,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1984
Two Groschen 1985 1,105,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1985
Two Groschen 1986 1,840,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1986
Two Groschen 1987 1,000,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1987
Two Groschen 1988 1,100,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1988
Two Groschen 1989 988,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1989
Two Groschen 1990 35,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1990
Two Groschen 1991 2,627,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1991
Two Groschen 1992 (mint sets only) 25,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1992
Two Groschen 1993 (mint sets only) 28,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1993
Two Groschen 1994 (mint sets only) 25,000 Coat of Arms of Austria 2 GROSCHEN REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1994
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Two Groschen 1978: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyAustrian Schilling
Coin TypeTwo Groschen
Issued1978
SymbolCoat of Arms of Austria
Face Value2 (x Groschen)
Circulation Mintage1,527,000 (1.5 million)
Total Mintage1,571,000 (1.6 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2002
MaterialAluminium
DesignerBenno Rost, Michael Powolny
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.020 mm
Thickness1.560 mm
Mass0.900 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-BLJD-EMDY
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Two Groschen 1978: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 64
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 2876