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  • 20 Euro Cent 2002-2007, KM# 3086, Austria
  • 20 Euro Cent 2002-2007, KM# 3086, Austria
Obverse

Depicts Gates of Belvedere and Upper Belvedere Palace encircled by the facial value, heraldic hatchings representing the Austrian flag, date and the twelve stars of Europe.

The Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere). The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its centre. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Belvedere was built during a period of extensive construction in Vienna, which at the time was both the imperial capital and home to the ruling Habsburg dynasty. This period of prosperity followed on from the commander-in-chief Prince Eugene of Savoy's successful conclusion of a series of wars against the Ottoman Empire.

The Austrian State 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.

Engraver: Josef Kaiser

EURO CENT
20
2007

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the left side of the coin.

12 stars are located on the left 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 “0” in “20.”

20
LL
EURO
CENT

Edge

Smooth with seven indentations ("Spanish flower")

20 Euro Cent

1st map
KM# 3086 Schön# 281
Characteristics
Material Nordic Gold
Weight 5.74 g
Diameter 22.25 mm
Thickness 2.14 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Austrian Mint

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2nd map

Nordic Gold, 5.74 g, ⌀ 22.25 mm