Information about mint: Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint)

Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint) (1194 - present)

The Austrian Mint (German: Münze Österreich) is located in Vienna and is responsible for minting Austrian coins. Since 1989 it has been a public limited company (Aktiengesellschaft) and a subsidiary of the National Bank of Austria, which also has its headquarters in Vienna.

The Austrian Mint carries out both the design and stamping of the coins it produces. Until 2002 it was only responsible for minting the coins of the Austrian schilling; since then it has been responsible for producing the Austrian euro coins. The mint also produces other coins, such as gold bullion coins, as well as commemorative issues: the Vienna Philharmonic coins and the Maria Theresa thaler are produced by the Austrian mint, for example. The mint also supplies circulation coins and blanks to many other countries across the world.

In 1194, Duke Leopold V of Austria was paid 15 tonnes of silver by Richard the Lionheart. On his way back from the crusades Richard had been captured and imprisoned by the Duke in retaliation for a previous insult; he paid the bounty to secure his release from prison. Leopold decided to strike coins from the silver, marking the beginning of the history of minting in Vienna (though the Vienna Mint was not actually mentioned in historical documents for another 200 years).

The mint was originally located near the Hoher Markt, then relocated to the Wollzeile. Subsequently, it was housed in Prince Eugene’s winter palace in Himmelpfortgasse, before finally moving to its present home at Heumarkt, central Vienna, in the 19th century.

Though other mints were established across Austria in the past, the Vienna Principal Mint became the sole mint when the Republic of Austria was formed in 1919. The mint changed its name to Münze Österreich ("Austrian Mint") when it became a subsidiary of the National Bank of Austria in 1989.

Chief engravers of the mint have been:
- Hans Köttenstorfer, 1965 - 1977
- Kurt Bodlak, 1 July 1977 - 1984

Coin Types predominantly or exclusively minted by: Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint) (31)
CountryCurrencyCoin TypeFromTo
Austria Austrian Schilling Two Schilling 1946 1952
Austria Austrian Schilling One Schilling 1946 2001
Austria Austrian Schilling Fifty Groschen 1946 2001
Austria Austrian Schilling Ten Groschen 1947 2001
Austria Austrian Schilling One Groschen 1947 1947
Austria Austrian Schilling Five Groschen 1948 1994
Austria Austrian Schilling Twenty Groschen 1950 1954
Austria Austrian Schilling Two Groschen 1950 1994
Austria Austrian Schilling Five Schilling 1952 2001
Austria Austrian Schilling Ten Schilling 1957 2001
Austria Austrian Schilling Gold Ounce (1 oz) Pre-Euro 1989 2001
Austria Austrian Schilling Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Pre-Euro 1989 2001
Austria Austrian Schilling Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) Pre-Euro 1991 2001
Austria Austrian Schilling Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Pre-Euro 1994 2001
Austria Euro, Austria Gold Ounce (1 oz) 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Two Euro, Austria 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria One Euro, Austria 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Fifty Euro Cents, Austria 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Twenty Euro Cents, Austria 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Ten Euro Cents, Austria 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Five Euro Cents, Austria 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Two Euro Cents, Austria 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Euro Cent, Austria 2002 present
Austria Euro, Austria Silver Ounce (1 oz) 2008 present
Austria Euro, Austria Gold Other Sizes 2009 present
Austria Euro, Austria Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce (1/25 oz) 2014 present
Austria Euro, Austria Platinum Ounce (1 oz) 2016 present
Austria Euro, Austria Platinum Twenty-fifth Ounce (1/25 oz) 2017 present
Coins struck by: Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint) (744)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
Bulgaria 1910 Two Leva 1910 400,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1910 One Lev 1910 unknown No mint mark
Montenegro, Kingdom of 1910 Two Perpera 1910 unknown
Bulgaria 1912 One Hundred Leva 1912 5,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1912 Twenty Leva 1912 unknown No mint mark
Montenegro, Kingdom of 1912 One Perper 1912 unknown
Bulgaria 1913 Two Leva 1913 500,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1913 One Lev 1913 unknown No mint mark
Bulgaria 1913 Twenty Stotinki 1913 5,000,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1913 Ten Stotinki 1913 20,000,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1913 Five Stotinki 1913 20,000,000 No mint mark
Montenegro, Kingdom of 1914 One Perper 1914 unknown
Bulgaria 1916 Two Leva 1916 unknown No mint mark
Bulgaria 1916 One Lev 1916 unknown No mint mark
Bulgaria 1923 Two Leva 1923 unknown No mint mark
Bulgaria 1923 One Lev 1923 40,000,000 No mint mark
Austria 1926 One Hundred Schilling 1926 63,795
Austria 1927 One Hundred Schilling 1927 68,746
Austria 1931 One Hundred Schilling 1931 101,935
Austria 1934 One Hundred Schilling 1934 9,383
Austria 1936 One Hundred Schilling 1936 12,000
Austria 1936 Twenty-five Schilling 1936 7,260
Bulgaria 1941 Ten Leva 1941 2,200,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1941 Five Leva 1941 15,000,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1943 Ten Leva 1943 25,000,000 No mint mark
Bulgaria 1943 Five Leva 1943 36,000,000 No mint mark
Austria 1946 Two Schilling 1946 13,423,000 No mint mark
Austria 1946 One Schilling 1946 27,336,000 No mint mark
Austria 1946 Fifty Groschen 1946 13,058,000 No mint mark
Austria 1947 Two Schilling 1947 36,658,000 No mint mark
Austria 1947 One Schilling 1947 35,838,000 No mint mark
Austria 1947 Fifty Groschen 1947 26,990,000 No mint mark
Austria 1947 Ten Groschen 1947 6,844,580 No mint mark
Austria 1947 One Groschen 1947 23,460,000 No mint mark
Austria 1948 Ten Groschen 1948 66,205,000 No mint mark
Austria 1948 Five Groschen 1948 17,269,000 No mint mark
Austria 1949 Ten Groschen 1949 51,202,000 No mint mark
Austria 1950 Twenty Groschen 1950 1,619,000 No mint mark
Austria 1950 Five Groschen 1950 19,426,431 No mint mark
Austria 1950 Two Groschen 1950 21,652,000 No mint mark
Austria 1951 Twenty Groschen 1951 7,781,000 No mint mark
Austria 1951 Ten Groschen 1951 9,573,000 No mint mark
Austria 1951 Five Groschen 1951 12,454,569 No mint mark
Austria 1951 Two Groschen 1951 7,377,000 No mint mark
Austria 1952 Five Schilling 1952 43,231,000 No mint mark
Austria 1952 Two Schilling 1952 577,000 No mint mark
Austria 1952 One Schilling 1952 22,231,000 No mint mark
Austria 1952 Fifty Groschen 1952 7,455,000 No mint mark
Austria 1952 Ten Groschen 1952 45,911,400 No mint mark
Austria 1952 Two Groschen 1952 37,851,000 No mint mark
Austria 1953 Ten Groschen 1953 22,577,600 No mint mark
Austria 1953 Five Groschen 1953 14,931,000 No mint mark
Austria 1954 Twenty Groschen 1954 5,343,000 No mint mark
Austria 1954 Two Groschen 1954 46,167,000 No mint mark
Austria 1955 Fifty Groschen 1955 16,919,000 No mint mark
Austria 1955 Ten Groschen 1955 51,707,000 No mint mark
Austria 1955 Five Groschen 1955 12,288,000 No mint mark
Austria 1957 Ten Schilling 1957 15,635,500 No mint mark
Austria 1957 Five Schilling 1957 240,200 No mint mark
Austria 1957 One Schilling 1957 28,649,000 No mint mark
Austria 1957 Ten Groschen 1957 33,509,000 No mint mark
Austria 1957 Five Groschen 1957 26,809,000 No mint mark
Austria 1957 Two Groschen 1957 26,923,000 No mint mark
Austria 1958 Ten Schilling 1958 27,280,000 No mint mark
Austria 1959 Ten Schilling 1959 39,235,000 No mint mark
Austria 1959 One Schilling 1959 46,726,000 No mint mark
Austria 1959 Fifty Groschen 1959 14,122,000 No mint mark
Austria 1959 Ten Groschen 1959 80,719,000 No mint mark
Austria 1960 Five Schilling 1960 12,619,000 No mint mark
Austria 1960 One Schilling 1960 46,111,000 No mint mark
Austria 1960 Fifty Groschen 1960 22,404,000 No mint mark
Austria 1961 Five Schilling 1961 17,902,000 No mint mark
Austria 1961 One Schilling 1961 51,115,000 No mint mark
Austria 1961 Fifty Groschen 1961 19,891,000 No mint mark
Austria 1961 Ten Groschen 1961 11,283,000 No mint mark
Austria 1961 Five Groschen 1961 3,429,000 No mint mark
Austria 1962 Five Schilling 1962 6,771,000 No mint mark
Austria 1962 One Schilling 1962 9,303,000 No mint mark
Austria 1962 Fifty Groschen 1962 10,008,000 No mint mark
Austria 1962 Ten Groschen 1962 24,635,000 No mint mark
Austria 1962 Five Groschen 1962 5,999,000 No mint mark
Austria 1962 Two Groschen 1962 6,692,000 No mint mark
Austria 1963 Five Schilling 1963 1,811,000 No mint mark
Austria 1963 One Schilling 1963 24,845,000 No mint mark
Austria 1963 Fifty Groschen 1963 9,483,000 No mint mark
Austria 1963 Ten Groschen 1963 38,062,000 No mint mark
Austria 1963 Five Groschen 1963 13,293,000 No mint mark
Austria 1964 Ten Schilling 1964 222,000 No mint mark
Austria 1964 Five Schilling 1964 4,030,000 No mint mark
Austria 1964 One Schilling 1964 11,709,000 No mint mark
Austria 1964 Fifty Groschen 1964 5,331,000 No mint mark
Austria 1964 Ten Groschen 1964 34,928,000 No mint mark
Austria 1964 Five Groschen 1964 4,659,000 No mint mark
Austria 1964 Two Groschen 1964 173,000 No mint mark
Austria 1965 Ten Schilling 1965 1,896,500 No mint mark
Austria 1965 Five Schilling 1965 3,030,000 No mint mark
Austria 1965 One Schilling 1965 46,753,900 No mint mark
Austria 1965 Fifty Groschen 1965 15,007,000 No mint mark
Austria 1965 Ten Groschen 1965 40,615,000 No mint mark
Austria 1965 Five Groschen 1965 1,293,000 No mint mark
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Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint): Details
From Year1194
CountryAustria
LocationVienna
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Mint Marks used by: Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint)
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