The Austrian €2 coin features a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner. Von Suttner was an Austrian pacifist, peace activist and writer, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. Many schools, squares and streets in Austria are named after her
Euro coins and banknotes were introduced on 1 January 2002 in twelve countries. Today, the euro area has grown to include 18 countries. Euro coins feature a common design on one side. Also, the national side (reverse) of every coin includes a ring of 12 stars from the European Union flag. Each country has its own design for the national side of its coins.