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Austria

2016

Commemorative coin

200 years of Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Official Journal of the European Union

The design depicts two gods of Roman mythology featured in the carved relief above the entrance to the main building of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB): to the left, Mercury, the messenger of the gods and the god of merchants and commerce; to the right, Fortuna, the goddess of fate and prosperity, who is portrayed with a horn of plenty. The background picture, running from the left to the right edges of the core, shows the OeNB’s main premises. An ornamental band hugging the bottom of the coin centre evokes the red-white-red pattern of the Austrian national flag, with hatched vertical lines symbolizing the colour red, as laid down in the rules of heraldic design. The years ‘1816’ and ‘2016’ to the left of Mercury refer to the OeNB’s founding year and its bicentennial. The inscriptions running along the edges of the gold-coloured centre read ‘Republik Österreich’ (Republic of Austria) and ‘200 Jahre Oesterreichische Nationalbank’ (200 years Oesterreichische Nationalbank). The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2015/C 186/03

Edge lettering

« 2 ★ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted

Designer

Herbert Wähner

Volume of issue

2016
Münze Österreich ( Wien )
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 18.01.2016Rolls of 25 coins15.940.0002,00
Divisional coin set BU02.12.2015Annual coin set «Baby» contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «200 years of Oesterreichische Nationalbank»5.00034,80
Divisional coin set BU25.02.2016Annual coin set «200 Jahre Oesterreichische Nationalbank» contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «200 Jahre Oesterreichische Nationalbank»45.00026,40
Divisional coin set Proof01.06.2016Annual coin set «200 Jahre Oesterreichische Nationalbank» contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «200 Jahre Oesterreichische Nationalbank»10.00079,80