Austria 2016 2e 10 years of the euro Currency

Austria 2016 2e 10 years of the euro Currency

2016 Austria 2 euro commorative coin:
200th Anniversary of the Foundation of the National Bank of Austria

The design depicts two gods of Roman mythology featured in the carved relief above the
entrance to the main building of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB): to the left, Mercury, the messenger of the gods
and the god of merchants and commerce; to the right, Fortuna, the goddess of fate and prosperity, who is portrayed with a horn of plenty.
The background picture, running from the left to the right edges of the core, shows the OeNB’s main premises.
An ornamental band hugging the bottom of the coin centre evokes the red-white-red pattern of the Austrian national flag
with hatched vertical lines symbolizing the colour red, as laid down in the rules of heraldic design.
The years ‘1816’ and ‘2016’ to the left of Mercury refer to the OeNB’s founding year and its bicentennial.
The inscriptions running along the edges of the gold-coloured centre read ‘Republik Österreich’ (Republic of Austria)
and ‘200 Jahre Oesterreichische Nationalbank’ (200 years Oesterreichische Nationalbank).
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Date of Issue: January 2016
Diameter: 25.75 mm.
Thickness: 2.20 mm.
Metal: Outer part: copper-nickel; inner part: three layers: nickel brass, nickel, nickel brass
Weight: 8.5g.
Issuing volume: 16.000.000
  • Model: EUR AUT 2016
  • Brand/Manufactured by: [Euro coins]


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