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  Euro - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
All euro coins have a common obverse showing the worth and a national reverse showing an image particular to the country it was issued in; the monarchies have a picture of their reigning monarch, other countries usually have their national symbols.
The euro was established by the provisions in the 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European Union relating to establishing an economic and monetary union.
Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City previously used currencies that were replaced by the euro, and now mint their own euro coins by virtue of agreements concluded with EU member states (Italy in the case of San Marino and Vatican City, and France in the case of Monaco), on behalf of the European Community.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /euro.htm   (4412 words)

  
 Euro coins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The euro (EUR or €) is the currency of 12 European Union (EU) member states - Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain - four European microstates - Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City - Montenegro and Kosovo, as well as various EU institutions.
The coins were minted in several of the participating countries, many using blanks produced at Birmingham Mint, Birmingham, England.
The Turkish 1 Lira coin resembles very much the 2 euro coin in both weight and size, and both coins seem to be recognised and accepted by slot machines as being a 2 euro coin, which is roughly worth 4 times more.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Euro_coins   (1375 words)

  
 Coin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A coin is generally a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is used as a form of money.
This means that the value of the coin is decreed by government fiat rather than agreed by the people, which really makes it less a coin and more a token in the strictest sense.
Coins are popularly used as a sort of two-sided die; in order to choose between two options with a random possibility, one choice will be labeled "heads" and the other "tails," and a coin will be flipped or "tossed" to see whether the heads or tails side comes up on top.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Coin   (845 words)

  
 Coin Club - Euro Belgium
The national designs on the Belgian euro coins represent elements of their national coins currently in circulation.
The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
The Belgian euro coins were designed by Jan Alfons Keustermans, Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout.
www.coinclub.com /library/euro/eurobelgium.html   (113 words)

  
 Euro coins
The euro coins are a microcosm of European culture, history and geography.
Flip the euro coin again so it comes down not ‘tails’ but ‘heads’ and it will still be clear that it is a euro coin: it will show the twelve stars of the European flag.
Flip the euro coin in Greece and instead of calling ‘heads and tails’, it will be possible to hark back to the origin of coin-flipping and call ‘capita aut navia’ (heads or ships) as they did in Ancient Rome.
www.delpak.cec.eu.int /WHATSNEW/euro-coins-sept-03.htm   (1105 words)

  
 Belgian euro coins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belgian euro coins feature only a single design for all eight coins: the portrait or effigy of King Albert II of Belgium and his royal monogram.
Also part of the design by Jan Alfons Keustermans are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint.
For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see Euro coins.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belgian_euro_coins   (129 words)

  
 Euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The eight denominations of coins vary in size, colour and thickness according to their values, which are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent or EUR 1 and EUR 2.
One side of each coin features one of three designs common to all 12 euro area countries showing different maps of Europe surrounded by the 12 stars of the European Union.
Euro coins can be used anywhere in the euro area, regardless of their national sides.
www.euro.ecb.int /en/section/euro0.html   (200 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Belgium became a first-tier member of the Euro, the single European currency, in January 1999 and the Belgian franc was completely replaced by euro coins and banknotes in early 2002.
In Belgium the main religion is Roman Catholicism, which consists of between 75 and 80% of the Belgian population.
Belgians are fanatics of soccer, but that's not the only thing they're good at.
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/b/be/belgium.html   (1897 words)

  
 Bundesbank - Currency - FAQ - Euro-Coins
As was the case for the DM coins, the German euro coins are minted at the five German mints.
When the blank coins reach the stage of having the denomination and the motif stamped on them, the large number of coins involved and the industrial manufacturing process make it impossible to ensure that the blanks are all lying the same way round.
The €2 commerorative coins of all of the member states are also accepted as legal tender in all member states, in contrast to the €10 commerorative coins, which are accepted as legal tender only in the member state in which the coin was issued.
www.bundesbank.de /bargeld/bargeld_faq_euromuenzen.en.php?print=yes&   (3251 words)

  
 Dutch euro coins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dutch euro coins have two designs by, both of which feature a portrait or effigy of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
All coins share the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint in their design.
The country is considering decommissioning the one and two cent coins.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Dutch_euro_coins   (139 words)

  
 European numismatics - Coin images gallery
Finnish euro coins have three designs, though two of them are each found on one coin only.
The design for the minor and middle series of coins is by Heikki Häiväoja, the design for the 1 euro coin was done by Pertti Mäkinen and the national side of the 2 euro coin is by the hand of Raimo Heino.
Austrian euro coins have a unique design for each denomination, with a common theme for each of the three series of coins.
www.eurocoinage.info /archives/P3.html   (272 words)

  
 euro coins
Residents of the euro-area still regularly check the change in their pockets to see which coins they have picked up.  They may well find they are carrying around the coins of half a dozen nations, particularly if they live in a major capital or travel regularly.
Flip the euro coin again so it comes down not 'tails' but 'heads' and it will still be clear that it is a euro coin: it will show the twelve stars of the European flag.  But it will be clearly identified with a country.
The sower on some of the French coins conveys the same association of ideas between the former currency and the euro.  The design is one of 1,240 submitted by 97 coin designers in France's euro coin design competition.
www.ecdel.org.au /euro_and_you/coins.htm   (752 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Belgian euro coins
The Euro symbol in its correct dimensions This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo.
An effigy is a representation of a person, especially in the form of sculpture: the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln.
The euro (EUR or €) is the currency of 12 European Union (EU) member states: (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain); four European micro-states: (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Holy See - Vatican City), Montenegro and Kosovo, as well as EU institutions.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Belgian-euro-coins   (571 words)

  
 Euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The euro (EUR or €) is the common currency for most nations within the European Union.
Euro coins and banknotes (see euro banknotes) came into distribution on January 1, 2002, but the year imprinted on the coins can date back to 1999, when the currency was formally established.
Though they are not members of the EU, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City also have euro coins featuring a national side, but these are not expected to end up in general circulation, but rather are more of interest to coin collectors.
www.city-search.org /eu/euro-coins.html   (460 words)

  
 Belgian Euro Coins
We have uncirculated sets of Euro coins from each of the twelve member countries available in stock now and are accepting orders for immediate delivery.
Our Belgian Euro sets are packaged in an attractive card within a 2-sided plastic case so that the coins can be viewed from both sides or removed if required.
All eight denominations bear the same design as for the 2 Euro except for their size and colour.
www.eurocoins.co.uk /belgium.html   (468 words)

  
 Belgian euro coins -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The euro (A metal piece (usually a disc) used as money) coins have two different sides; one common, European side showing the value of the coin and one national side featuring a design chosen by the EU member state where the coin was (Click link for more info and facts about minted) minted.
For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see (Click link for more info and facts about Euro coins) Euro coins.
Also part of the design by Jan Alfons Keustermans are the (Click link for more info and facts about 12 stars of the EU) 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/be/belgian_euro_coins.htm   (199 words)

  
 euro-collector.com
Dutch euro coins, German euro coins, Belgian euro coins
UNC euro from AUSTRIA - LUXEMBOURG - PORTUGAL
Finland: 1 euro 2001 and 10 ct 2002
www.euro-collector.com /eurobasar.php?page=0   (441 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The euro (EUR or €) is the common currency for most European nations within the European Union, including Portugal.
Portuguese euro coins show three different designs for each of the three series of coins.
However, they are quite similar in that all contain old royal seals within a circle of seven castles and five coats of arms and the word "Portugal".
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/p/po/portuguese_euro_coins.html   (149 words)

  
 ECB: Euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The euro coin series comprises eight different values (denominations): 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, €1 and €2.
The euro coins have a common side and a national side.
If you have a €2 coin with an unusual national side, it may be a commemorative coin.
www.ecb.int /bc/coins/html/index.en.html   (137 words)

  
 euro coins pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Coin collecting, mountain biking, cross country running and guitar playing have all captured his attention for a while.
Euro coins Search Euro banknotes and coins Euro banknotes Euro coins Common side Country-specific side Recognising the euro From design to distribution For the visually impaired Conversion rates Where to find more...
Euro currency in tangible form, January 2002 www.cartref.demon.co.uk Images Of Euro Coins - 2 Euros Pictures of euro coins www.hmenard.com Vatican Medals, Catholic Medals And Coins At Vaticanmedals.it...
www.olnedu.com /coins/value/euro-coins-pictures.html   (740 words)

  
 Euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There are 8 values of euro coins — from 1 eurocent to 2 euros.
Luc Luycx of the Royal Belgian Mint won a European wide contest to design the euro coins.
The reverse side of each coin shows individual designs relating to the respective Member State, surrounded by 12 stars.
www.european-union-clearly.com /euro-coins.html   (108 words)

  
 Belgium's asymmetrical euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While the notes which began circulating in the 12 members of the eurozone on January 1 are all the same, the coins show national symbols on one side and a map of Europe on the other.
King Albert, who appears on Belgian coins, appears to be a bit of a lightweight, according to Polish mathematicians Tomasz Gliszczynski and Waclaw Zawadowski.
The blanks for the coins were made in Liège and then struck and engraved in the royal mint in central Brussels.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/1-4-2002-8988.asp   (439 words)

  
 Coins For You - Euro Coin Set
A pre-production pattern euro coin set produced by The Birmingham Mint as a sample...
The 12 Euro Coin Bears Set Featuring the 12 Member States of the European Union who are participating in the "EURO" currency program, each.
Euro Coin Cards is an Irish company that specialises in the production of Euro Collection Cards and other coin collection products.
www.yourcoinsonline.com /content/euro-coin-set.html   (329 words)

  
 New Scientist Breaking News - Euro coin accused of unfair flipping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Polish statisticians say the one Euro coin, at least in Belgium, does not have an equal chance of landing "heads" or "tails".
All Euros have a national image on the "heads" side and a common design on the "tails".
Nonetheless, Grubb cautions, the Polish result is at the outside of this range, and would be expected in only about 7 of every 100 experiments with a fair coin, leaving a glimmer of hope for their hypothesis.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn1748   (546 words)

  
 Belgium - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Belgium (België in Dutch, Belgique in French, and Belgien in German) is a small country located in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea.
The Belgian Catholics didn't agree with that, and in 1830 revolted.
The currency in Belgium was the Belgian franc (±40BEF per 1$), until the year 2002, when it officially disappeared from circulation and when the Euro took its spot.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Belgium   (2584 words)

  
 EUROTRASH
The launch of euro notes and coins on 1 January 2002 is the last straw for Britain's anti-Europeans.
The euro is obviously still in my mind as something new: I had a dream last night about getting lots of "foreign" euros in my change.
Because the Dutch and Belgian euro coins make up only a small percentage of all euro coins, it is expected that eventually the 'foreign' euro coins will replace the 'domestic' euro coins for a large part.
www.lightningfield.com /eurotrash   (1404 words)

  
 The new EURO coins.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The designs for the 8 Euro coins were selected in 1997 from submissions sent in by all the
The 8 Euro coins differ from one another in size, weight, material, colour, and thickness.
The coins are being produced by official mints throughout Euroland.
www.nri.fr /eng/new-0130-e.htm   (444 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Business | Low-tech tricksters assault euro
Reports said bar-keeper Jean-Paul Bouton only discovered the toy five euro note when he was cashing up at the end of the night.
Meanwhile, two Polish statisticians have discovered something about euro coins that should gladden the hearts of confidence tricksters.
When Tomas Gliszczynski and Waclaw Zawadowski of the Podlaska Academy spun one Belgian euro coin 250 times, it came up with King Albert's head 140 times.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/1742098.stm   (444 words)

  
 Belgium - Euro coins information
Official set issued by the Royal Belgium Mint, containing 3 sets of eight coins in BU condition, those sets are from the the following years 1999, 2000 e 2001.
Special coin set to hounour this world championship cycling, that was held on the circuit of Zolder in Belgium beetween the 8 and 12 of October of 2002.
This set is divided in 5 parts, and contains all the coins of 1 and 2 cents of the twelve countries that adopted the Euro, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
yuri.no.sapo.pt /En/Euro/belgium.htm   (454 words)

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