Internationally renowned for its know-how in precious metal processing and coin production, the Austrian Mint is a global player in the international minting industry and ranks among the world’s leading mints.

With more than 825 years of coin-making experience, since 1988 the Austrian Mint has operated as a private company and is the sole manufacturer of coinage to the Austrian people. This we still do at our handsome home right in the centre of Vienna.

The majestic building occupies one of the most prestigious locations in the Austrian capital and, historic though it may be, behind its classic façade lies our state-of-the-art production plant. Here, centuries of craftsmanship and tradition combine with some of the world’s leading coin-making technology, much of it developed and innovated by our very own numismatic experts.

Owned in its entirety by the Austrian National Bank, the Austrian Mint employs more than 200 people and produces some 450 million coins a year.

As well as striking some of the world best-selling bullion coins and an impressive range of collector coins and medals, we supply circulation coins and blanks to many countries worldwide. But first and foremost our duty is to produce the Republic of Austria’s euro circulation coins.

EVERY ISSUE TELLS A STORY

Whether you plan to start or add to your own collection, or simply share your joy with your friends and family with the gift of a coin, Austrian Mint collector coins are guaranteed to satisfy.

It is not just their fascinating themes that make Austrian Mint coins so special. Behind each and every one of them is over eight centuries of coin-making know-how that results in their unparalleled quality and unique beauty.

A historical souvenir combining beauty of design with the value of silver, the Maria Theresa Taler is one of the Austrian Mint’s most internationally recognised coins. One of the most famous silver coins in the world, it is also one of the most minted, having been continuously re-struck since 1780.

Bearing the portrait of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the first Taler was struck in 1741. Originally issued in 1780, the year of her death, the present coin shows the Empress in her later years on its obverse.  The reverse shows the imperial crown flanked by a pair of eagle heads above a shield covered in different coats of arms. Although legal tender in Austria until 1858, in many African countries the Maria Theresa Taler was still used as legal tender during the Second World War.

Since 10 October 1989, the day the Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin first appeared in the marketplace, we have remained true to ourselves in terms of the coin’s design.

Crafted with special precision, the award-winning motif has remained the same since the very first edition, with only the year of issue changing. One side of the coin depicts a harmonious collection of musical instruments from the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic orchestra – a Vienna horn, a bassoon and a harp, with a cello in the centre and a viola and violin on either side.

The other side features the organ of the Musikverein concert hall, the orchestra’s home.

Meanwhile, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra includes silver and platinum editions in addition to gold.

New coins 2021 – coins like never before!

Three new coin series will be available for you in 2021. Get a glimpse into the world of new coins now and click here…

Internationally renowned for its know-how in precious metal processing and coin production, the Austrian Mint is a global player in the international minting industry and ranks among the world’s leading mints.

With more than 825 years of coin-making experience, since 1988 the Austrian Mint has operated as a private company and is the sole manufacturer of coinage to the Austrian people. This we still do at our handsome home right in the centre of Vienna.

The majestic building occupies one of the most prestigious locations in the Austrian capital and, historic though it may be, behind its classic façade lies our state-of-the-art production plant. Here, centuries of craftsmanship and tradition combine with some of the world’s leading coin-making technology, much of it developed and innovated by our very own numismatic experts.

Owned in its entirety by the Austrian National Bank, the Austrian Mint employs more than 200 people and produces some 450 million coins a year.

As well as striking some of the world best-selling bullion coins and an impressive range of collector coins and medals, we supply circulation coins and blanks to many countries worldwide. But first and foremost our duty is to produce the Republic of Austria’s euro circulation coins.

EVERY ISSUE TELLS A STORY

Whether you plan to start or add to your own collection, or simply share your joy with your friends and family with the gift of a coin, Austrian Mint collector coins are guaranteed to satisfy.

It is not just their fascinating themes that make Austrian Mint coins so special. Behind each and every one of them is over eight centuries of coin-making know-how that results in their unparalleled quality and unique beauty.

A historical souvenir combining beauty of design with the value of silver, the Maria Theresa Taler is one of the Austrian Mint’s most internationally recognised coins. One of the most famous silver coins in the world, it is also one of the most minted, having been continuously re-struck since 1780.

Bearing the portrait of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the first Taler was struck in 1741. Originally issued in 1780, the year of her death, the present coin shows the Empress in her later years on its obverse.  The reverse shows the imperial crown flanked by a pair of eagle heads above a shield covered in different coats of arms. Although legal tender in Austria until 1858, in many African countries the Maria Theresa Taler was still used as legal tender during the Second World War.

Since 10 October 1989, the day the Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin first appeared in the marketplace, we have remained true to ourselves in terms of the coin’s design.

Crafted with special precision, the award-winning motif has remained the same since the very first edition, with only the year of issue changing. One side of the coin depicts a harmonious collection of musical instruments from the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic orchestra – a Vienna horn, a bassoon and a harp, with a cello in the centre and a viola and violin on either side.

The other side features the organ of the Musikverein concert hall, the orchestra’s home.

Meanwhile, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra includes silver and platinum editions in addition to gold.

New coins 2021 – coins like never before!

Three new coin series will be available for you in 2021. Get a glimpse into the world of new coins now and click here…

Münze Österreich AG

Am Heumarkt 1

1030 Wien, Österreich

info@muenzeoesterreich.at

Fax: +43/1/715 40 70