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2 euro AUSTRIA (2002-2006)

2 euro 2002-2006 - Austrian coins
2 euro 2002-2006 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
bust of Bertha von Suttner facing left; on the left in two lines face value: 2 / EURO; below Austrian flag; along the right 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: 2, 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:
reeded with concave inscription: edge 2 euro
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 196 400 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2003 4 700 000 + 125 000 in boxed sets
2004 2 500 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2006 2 300 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
varieties:
2002 - a) stars in the edge inscription are large and shallow or b) stars small and deep
interesting facts:
Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) Austrian writer, journalist and pacifist. The first woman to be awarded Peace Nobel Prize (1905).

Bertha von Suttner
last update: 5 X 2012

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