10 Groschen

10 Groschen -  obverse10 Groschen -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1947-1949
Value 10 Groschen (0.1 ATS)
Currency Second Schilling (1945-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 May 1959
Number N# 1903
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 2874,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 66
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Austria coat of arms (an eagle carries the Austrian escutcheon)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
· REPUBLIK ·
ÖSTERREICH

Translation: Republic of Austria

Engraver: Michael Powolny

Michael Powolny was an Austrian sculptor, ceramist, designer, and teacher. Powolny was born in Judenburg. He was trained at Tonindustrie in Znaim, and from 1894 to 1901 in the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule.

Reverse

Four gentians and an edelweiss

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GROSCHEN
10
1949

Edge

Smooth

10 Groschen -  obverse

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

In the post-war years, mainly 1948 and 1950, 5 and 10 Reichspfennig (Deutsches Reich, KM #100 / #101) still remaining in Austria were struck over due to a lack of round material. Very rare are overstamped 1 Pfg (KM #97).  Details of the original coin often remain visible.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1947  6 844 580 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.45 $ 0.87 13%
1948  66 205 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.19 $ 0.21 $ 0.44 $ 0.52 $ 0.55 $ 0.78 70%
1949  51 202 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.38 $ 0.41 $ 0.41 59%

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