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  • Austria (2002 » 2017)
  • ISSUE DATE : 01-01-2002
  • DESIGNER : Josef Kaiser
  • DIAMETER : 25,75mm
  • WEIGHT : 8,5 grams
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The edelweiss, a flower of the Austrian Alps

Edited by tiko165
03-09-2016 the 11:58

The Edelweiss, part of a floral series, is depicted in the coin symbolising a duty to the environment and the part Austria is playing in the development of a Community environmental policy. 

 

Edelweiss has become the national flower of Austria and is, indeed, one of its most defining symbols.

The state flower of Austria is found throughout the countryside both in the wild and in gardens.

It is a small, white flowering plant that is native to Europe. The German word 'Edel' has the meaning of nobility while the German word 'weiss' means white.



Issued coins

2002: 326.400.000 2003: 118.500.000 2004: 156.500.000 2005: 163.200.000 2006: 39.800.000 2007: 72.200.000 2008: 125.100.000 2009: 120.400.000 2010: 104.200.000 2011: 148.600.000 2012: 78.100.000 2013: 121.500.000 2014: 116.100.000 2015: No data 2016: Wallet 2017: No data