KM-3275 Country Austria Year 2018 Value 2 Euro Metal Bi-Metallic Nickel-brass clad Nickel center in Copper-nickel ring Weight 8.5 g Diameter 25.75 mm
Commemorative issue 100 years republic of Austria Obverse In its brass core, the coin shows a detail of the statue of Pallas Athena that stands in front of the neoclassical Parliament building in Vienna. The goddess of wisdom wears an Attic helmet decorated with a sphinx. Both the Parliament (completed in 1883) and the Pallas Athena fountain (1902) were based on designs by Theophil von Hansen. Pallas Athena serves as a symbol of Austrian parliamentarianism and signifies knowledge, reason and strategic ability. Lettering: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 100 JAHRE 2018 Translation: Republic of Austria Reverse Lettering: 2 EURO LL Engraver: Luc Luycx Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.