Austrian Commemorative 2005

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)

Molotov Soviet Foreign Minister Dulles American Foreign Minister
Llichov Soviet High Commissioner Thompson American High Commissioner
MacMillian British Foreign Minister Pinay French Foreign Minister
Wallinger British High Commissioner Lalouette French High Commissioner
Figl 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.

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