Obverse
  2.00 1.00 0.50 0.20 0.10 0.05 0.02 0.01
Common Sides

Series 1
Common Sides

Series 2
     
Reverse
Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Estonia
Finland

Series 1
Finland

Series 2
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco

Series 1
Monaco

Series 2
Netherlands
Portugal
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Vatican

Series 1
Vatican

Series 2
Vatican

Series 3
 
Special Characteristics:
  • Obverse - All Euro Countries
  • 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent:
    Coins name their value and show twelve stars (symbolizing the twelve original EU members to adopt the euro) at the termini of six lines. A globe highlights EU nations.
  • 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent:
    Coins name their value and show twelve stars (symbolizing the twelve original EU members to adopt the euro) at the termini of six lines. An 'exploded' map shows the various EU nations spaced apart.
  • 1 euro, 2 euro:
    Coins name their value and show twelve stars (symbolizing the twelve original EU members to adopt the euro) at the termini of six lines. A map shows the EU nations.
  • The common side of the 1 and 2 Euro coins and the 10, 20 and 50 euro cent coins changes  beginning 1 January 2008 for Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain, San Marino and Vatican City. The other members of the Euro Zone have changed on 1 January 2007.
  • Reverse - All Euro Countries
  • Every one of the national sides has elements from that country's previous coinage.
  • In many cases, the coins look very similar to their pre- Euro counterparts, such as the Irish, Finish, German, French and Dutch Euro coins.
  • The Vatican and Monaco are the only state within the Eurozone to have issued more than one standard series of Euro coins.
  • On 1 January 2008, Cyprus and Malta will begin using the Euro as its currency.
  • Future Eurozone members are Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia.

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