• 2 Euro 2005, KM# 3124, Austria, 50th Anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty
  • 2 Euro 2005, KM# 3124, Austria, 50th Anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty
Description

The Austrian State Treaty or Austrian Independence Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state. It was signed on 15 May 1955 in Vienna, at the Schloss Belvedere among the Allied occupying powers (France, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union) and the Austrian government. As a result of the treaty the Allies left Austrian territory on 25 October 1955. 26 October came to be celebrated as a national holiday.

Issue date: 11 May 2005

Obverse

Depicts the seals and signatures of the Austrian State Treaty, signed by the foreign ministers of the Allied occupying forces (Vyacheslav Molotov for the Soviet Union, John Foster Dulles for the United States, Harold Macmillan for the United Kingdom and Antoine Pinay for France), the High Commissioners of the four sectors, as well as the Foreign Minister of Austria (Leopold Figl) on 15 May 1955. The inscription '50th Anniversary of the State Treaty' is above the seals, while the year mark is below it; in the background, vertical stripes serve as a heraldic depiction of Austria's national flag. The outer ring contains the twelve stars of the European Union.

Engraver: Helmut Andexlinger

50 JAHRE STAATSVERTRAG
2005

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

The sequence "2 EURO ★★★" repeated four times alternately upright and inverted.

2 EURO ★★★ 2 EURO ★★★ 2 EURO ★★★ 2 EURO ★★★

2 Euro

50th Anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty

KM# 3124 Schön# 319
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Austrian Mint

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