Exchange of Austrian schillings

The OeNB will still exchange unlimited amounts of schilling banknotes and coins of the last series into euro for an unlimited period. The exchange rate is 1 Euro = 13.7603 Schilling.


ATS 20, 5th motif – Moritz M. Daffinger

ATS 50, 4th motif – Sigmund Freud

ATS 100, 6th motif – Eugen Böhm v. Bawerk

ATS 500, 4th motif – Rosa Mayreder

ATS 1,000, 5th motif – Karl Landsteiner

ATS 5,000, 1st motif – Wolfgang A. Mozart

Schilling banknotes with expired exchange deadlines

The exchange period of 20 years for all schilling banknotes withdrawn before the introduction of the Euro (January 1, 1999) has expired, so these banknotes can no longer be exchanged into euro at the OeNB.

Examples of banknotes whose exchange deadlines have expired are shown below. Please note that this list does not include all the banknotes issued by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank or its predecessors since 1816.

Schilling coins that can be exchanged indefinitely




In addition to the Schilling circulation coins pictured here, the OeNB also exchanges all silver Schilling coins issued from 1955 to 2001 at their face value (ATS 25, ATS 50, ATS 100 or ATS 500).

Please note that depending on the current silver price, Schilling silver coins may sell at higher prices at professional coin dealers.

Schilling coins with expired exchange deadlines

5 and 10 schilling silver coins that ceased to be legal tender in 1969 and 1975, respectively, can no longer be exchanged at the OeNB. Some features of these silver coins differ from those of 5- and 10-schilling cupronickel coins that can be exchanged indefinitely at the OeNB. For more information, see Gesamtverzeichnis der Schillingmünzen von 1947 bis 2001 (Complete List of Schilling Coins Issued from 1947 to 2001, available in German).

Key details
  5 schillings (1961) 5 schillings (1969) 10 schillings (1957) 10 schillings (1974)
Issue date January 2, 1961 January 15, 1969 July 1, 1957 April 17, 1974
Withdrawal date September 30, 1969 December 31, 2001 March 31, 1975 December 31, 2001
Alloy silver/copper cupronickel silver/copper cupronickel
Edge ridged smooth ridged ridged
Motif obverse: Bindenschild (striped shield) reverse: horse and rider performing a levade obverse: Bindenschild (striped shield) reverse: horse and rider performing a levade obverse: Goldhaube (golden headdress) reverse: Bindenschild (striped shield) obverse: Goldhaube (golden headdress) reverse: coat of arms of Austria
End of exchange period September 30, 1970 unlimited March 31, 1977 unlimited