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1 euro AUSTRIA (2002-2007)

1 euro 2002-2007 - Austrian coins
1 euro 2002-2007 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
23.25 mm 7.5 g 2.33 mm Cu75Zn20Ni5/Cu75Ni25
obverse:
win the centre a bust of Mozart facing right; composer's signature on his shoulder; on the right in two lines: face value: 1 / EURO; below Austrian flag; along the left edge year of issue; at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the centre face value: 1, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a simplified map of Europe showing borders of countries - members of the EU in 1999; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
three reeded and three plain sections
issue date:
1 I 2002
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Josef Kaiser, Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
2002 223 500 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2003 150 000 + 125 000 in boxed sets
2004 2 600 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2005 2 600 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2006 7 700 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2007 41 100 000 + 75 000 in boxed sets
interesting facts:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) - Austrian composer of the classical era.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart's bust is also depicted on Austrian banknote with face value of 5000 Schilling issued since 1989

Austrian banknote with face value of 5000 Schilling
last update: 5 X 2012

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