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10 euro cent AUSTRIA (2002-2007)

10 euro cent 2002-2007 - Austrian coins
10 euro cent 2002-2007 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
19.75 mm 4.1 g 1.93 mm Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1
(Nordic Gold)
obverse:
in the centre St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna; on the left face value: 10, next to it in two lines: EURO / CENT; 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:
right from the centre face value: 10, below in two lines: EURO / CENT; on the left 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
issue date:
1 I 2002
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Josef Kaiser, Luc Luycx (initials LL after 10 on the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
2002 441 600 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2003 10 000 + 125 000 in boxed sets
2004 5 200 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2005 5 200 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2006 40 000 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2007 81 300 000 + 75 000 in boxed sets
interesting facts:
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) is one of the sybols of Vienna. The same motif appeared on another Austrian circulation coin 20 Schilling from 1997. Photos below show the cathedral and a reverse of the 20-Schilling coin.

St. Stephen's Cathedral and reverse of 20 Schilling from 2007.
photo: NonScolae; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 5 X 2012

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