Details relating to the Austrian Commemorative of 2005.
Issue Date: 18.01.2016
Number Minted: 16,000,000
Mint: Austrian Mint AG
Mint Mark : none.
With this coin Austria marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Austrian State Treaty.
The treaty was signed on 15th May 1955 and came into effect 27th July of the same year. It was signed by the four Allied occupying forces – France, Russia, The United Kingdom and The United States.
The treaty in effect re-established Austria as a sovereign state. In the inner circle is a representation of the signatures and seals.
Those signing were (left top to bottom and then right top to bottom)
|Soviet Foreign Minister
|American Foreign Minister
|Soviet High Commissioner
|American High Commissioner
|British Foreign Minister
|French Foreign Minister
|British High Commissioner
|French High Commissioner
|Austrian Foreign Minister
At the bottom – seven o’clock is the year of issue 2005.
Around the edge of the inner circle from ten to three o’clock is the inscription:
50 JAHRE STAATSVERTRAG (50 Years State Treaty). All in all, a very interesting Commemorative Coin.