Austria 2 euros 2005 - 50th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty

Obverse of Austria 2 euros 2005 - 50th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty
Krause - Mishler KM# 3124
Details 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. It officially came into force on July 27, 1955.

The centre of the coin shows a reproduction of the signatures and seals in the Austrian State Treaty, which was signed by the foreign ministers and ambassadors of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and France, and by Leopold Figl, Foreign Minister of Austria, in May 1955. The vertical stripes in the background represent Austria's national colours (red-white-red). The outer ring of the coin features the 12 stars of the EU.
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Combination of '2 EURO' and *** repeated four times

Designer: Josef Kaiser

Issue date: 11 May 2005
Mintage 6,880,000 pieces

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