5 Groschen

5 Groschen -  obverse5 Groschen -  reverse

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Features

Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1994
Value 5 Groschen (0.05 ATS)
Currency Second Schilling (1945-2001)
Composition Zinc
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.54 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 744
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 2875,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 65
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The Austrian coat of arms (an eagle carrying the Austrian shield on its breast with the hammer and sickle) with the country name surrounding around the rim

Lettering:
· REPUBLIK ·
ÖSTERREICH

Translation:
Republic
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

The value in large numerals and the date below

Lettering:
GROSCHEN
5
1968

Engraver: Adolf Hofmann

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

Comments

In the post-war years, mainly 1948 and 1950, 5 and 10 Reichspfennig (Third German Reich, KM #100 / #101) that were still remaining in Austria were struck over due to a lack of round material. The overstamped pfennig coin (KM#97) is very rare with details of the original coin often remaining visible.


Those coins frequently show bubbles, a defect of zinc coins:

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  17 269 000 0.12 0.34 0.50 0.56 19%
1950  19 426 431 0.07 0.17 0.21 0.25 0.58 20%
1950  0.02% Proof
1951  12 454 569 0.05 0.06 0.21 0.51 0.39 0.50 15%
1951  0% Proof
1953  14 931 000 0.08 0.19 0.14 0.39 0.55 18%
1955  12 288 000 0.20 0.09 0.24 0.53 0.32 1.07 5.40 18%
1957  26 809 000 0.06 0.12 0.24 0.38 0.30 1.38 0.74 28%
1957  0.04% Proof
1961  3 429 000 0.30 0.26 6%
1962  5 999 000 0.06 0.15 0.12 0.38 1.02 9%
1963  13 293 000 0.06 0.12 0.08 0.42 0.45 17%
1963  0.02% Proof
1964  4 659 000 0.08 0.26 0.24 0.84 10%
1964  0.09% Proof
1965  13 704 000 0.06 0.13 0.17 0.17 0.43 1.04 18%
1965  0.09% Proof
1966  9 348 000 0.06 0.07 0.24 0.43 16%
1966  0% Proof
1967  4 404 000 0.07 0.20 0.24 0.37 9%
1967  0.02% Proof
1968  31 418 400 0.07 0.08 0.11 0.23 0.25 2.16 32%
1968  15 600 0.05% Proof
1969  44 000 1.0% Proof
1970  144 000 1.19 1.19 2% Proof
1971  125 000 1.3% Proof
1972  10 979 000 0.06 0.25 0.18 0.17 15%
1972  116 000 0.02% Proof
1973  10 336 000 0.17 0.12 0.30 0.53 0.52 17%
1973  12 000 0.07% Proof
1974  2 911 000 0.12 0.34 0.91 7%
1974  87 000 0.02% Proof
1975  7 102 000 0.06 0.09 0.30 0.13 1.77 12%
1975  51 000 0% Proof
1976  8 079 000 0.12 0.24 0.34 13%
1976  45 000 0.04% Proof
1977  1 600 000 0.65 0.47 4%
1977  45 000 0.02% Proof
1978  2 657 000 0.26 0.47 7%
1978  44 000 0.02% Proof
1979  4 927 000 0.30 0.26 0.69 0.14 9%
1979  44 000 0.05% Proof
1980  3 100 000 0.26 0.57 7%
1980  48 000 0.05% Proof
1981  450 000 3%
1981  49 000 0.02% Proof
1982  3 950 000 0.25 0.27 0.81 8%
1982  50 000 0.12% Proof
1983  501 000 1.19 1.54 2%
1983  65 000 0.04% Proof
1984  988 000 0.24 0.89 1.19 4%
1984  65 000 0.07% Proof
1985  1 914 000 0.15 0.53 5%
1985  45 000 0.02% Proof
1986  1 008 000 0.26 1.25 3%
1986  42 000 0.04% Proof
1987  1 458 000 0.59 1.39 1.19 4%
1987  42 000 0.04% Proof
1988  1 261 000 0.26 0.69 3%
1988  42 000 0.07% Proof
1989  2 604 000 0.59 1.01 6%
1989  38 000 0.04% Proof
1990  2 608 000 0.26 0.68 6%
1990  35 000 0.02% Proof
1991  2 400 000 0.27 0.24 0.71 1.19 7%
1991  27 000 0% Proof
1992  671 000 1.19 2%
1993  63 000 0.3% Proof in Mint Sets only
1994  50 000 0.4% Proof in Mint Sets only

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