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50 euro cent AUSTRIA (2002-2007)

50 euro cent 2002-2007 - Austrian coins
50 euro cent 2002-2007 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
24.25 mm 7.8 g 2.38 mm Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1
(Nordic Gold)
obverse:
in the centre a facade of the Secession Hall in Vienna; along the top edge face value: 50 EURO CENT; along the right edge in two lines year of issue and Austrian flag; at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
right from the centre face value: 50, 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 50 on the reverse)
mint:
Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint), Vienna
mintage:
2002 169 100 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2003 9 100 000 + 125 000 in boxed sets
2004 3 100 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2005 3 100 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2006 3 200 000 + 100 000 in boxed sets
2007 3 000 000 + 75 000 in boxed sets
interesting facts:
The Secession Hall in Vienna - constructed in 1897 building used by an associacion of Vienna artists "Secession". This facade is also presented on Austrian circulation coin - 50 Schilling from 1997. Photos below show the Secession Hall and a reverse of the 50-Schilling coin.

Secession Hall and a reverse of the 50-Schilling coin.
photo: Gryffindor; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 5 X 2012

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