Austria 1966 2 groschen

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from the Mountain Groan Collection

The specimen shown is an example of a type struck in Austria, 1950-94. This date is common. Austria began minting euros in 2002, rendering this coin obsolete. The old Hapsburg eagle clasped an orb and scepter, symbols of imperial power; the republican eagle holds a hammer and sickle, symbols of the hard work needed to rebuild from the disaster of World War Two.

Recorded mintage: 7,454,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 0.9 g, aluminum, 18 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-2876.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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