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  Euro coins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Euro coins were designed in cooperation with organisations representing blind persons, and as a result they incorporate many features allowing them to be distinguished by touch alone.
Of the seven denominations of euro coins, the three lowest denominations are small and distinctly reddish in color, and quite thin and light.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Euro_coins   (1973 words)

 Euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The euro (EUR or €) is the currency of 12 European Union member states (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the Republic of Ireland), as well as EU institutions.
The coins from Monaco feature the royal family's coat of arms and seal and the portrait of the current ruler, Prince Rainier III.
Finland issued a €2 commemorative coin, celebrating the entry of the 10 new member states to the European Union on 1 May 2004.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/e/eu/euro_coins.html   (1027 words)

 Collecting euro coins 12/05/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The coins may be spent anywhere in the participating EU nations, across national borders, without the exchange rates experienced with the old national currencies.
Euro circulation coinage is produced in eight denominations - the 1-, 2-, 5-, 10-, 25-, and 50-cent coins, and the €1 and €2 coins.
The 1-, 2- and 5-cent coins bear an oak twig design, reminiscent of that found on the former German pfennig coins, and the 10-, 20- and 50-cent coins show the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the division of Germany and its subsequent unification.
www.coinworld.com /news/120505/BW_1205.asp   (2604 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.
Decisions regarding the motifs on the national sides of the coins remain the responsibility of the appropriate bodies in the respective countries as coinage continues to be a matter of national sovereignty.
The €2 commemorative 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   (3365 words)

 Austrian euro coins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Austrian euro coins have a unique design for each denomination, with a common theme for each of the three series of coins.
The minor coins feature Austrian flowers, the middle coins examples of architecture from Austria's capital, Vienna, and the two major coins famous Austrians.
On May 11, 2005, a €2 coin was issued celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Austrian Staatsvertrag (State Treaty).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Austrian_euro_coins   (189 words)

 Euro Coins
The common sides of the euro coins and the national sides of the euro coins produced in each of the twelve participating Countries, (Plus 3 additional countries who have adopted the Euro as their own currency: Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican), are shown on this website.
The 1, 2 and 5 cent coins are reddish bronze in colour, the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins yellow, the €1 coin yellow on the outside with a silver-coloured centre, and the €2 coin silver-coloured on the outside with a yellow centre.
Euro coins (regardless of the national designs) and euro notes are useable in all the countries of the euro area.
www.geocities.com /justo_ie   (377 words)

 CNN.com - Pope to grace Vatican euro coins - January 2, 2002
Coins worth one and two euro, as well as various values of euro cents, will all carry a profile of Pope John Paul II.
It was also decided that since the Vatican will simply be using euros without actually being part of the eurozone, its economic performance will not be subject to the criteria set for the euroland countries.
With a coin sure to rise in value because of its rarity, they are concessions that could prove a blessing.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/12/25/vatican.euros   (475 words)

 Euro coins and the potential risk of nickel allergy
Subsequently, the tapes and coins were carefully removed, and the imprint on the skin of each individual coin was thoroughly rubbed,each time using fresh cellulose “wipes”which were separately stored in closed polyethylene containers.This sampling procedure was carried out at the University health centre, under medical supervision.
The data demonstrate a remarkable consistency between coins of similar composition and a close correlation with the surface- averaged proportion of the metals examined.
The comparison may be less straightforward when comparing the euros with pure-nickel coins, as the fraction of transferred nickel that dissolves before washing or rubbing hands may be different.As illustrated by fig.3, the nickel dissolution rate of the Cu75Ni25 alloy upon contact with the skin is about twice as high as that of pure nickel.
www.europhysicsnews.com /full/23/article6/article6.html   (2466 words)

 Euro Coins and Banknotes - Italy
The symbol for the Euro is a capital C with an equal sign through the middle of the stem of the C. While the Euro is at a fixed rate against a country's individual currency and does not fluctuate, the Euro will most likely fluctuate slightly against the U.S. dollar (and other national currencies).
The coins are in the following denominations and are pictured below on this webpage: 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 Euro, and 2 Euro.
The front side of the coins are all the same for all 12 member nations that ar moving from their country's traditional currency to the Euro.
www.stuardtclarkesrome.com /euro.html   (445 words)

 ECBI: Notes and Coins
Euro notes will be issued in seven denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro, as shown below.
Euro coins will have a common face and a national face; the designs for the common face were approved by the European Council in June 1997, following an EU-wide design competition.
There will be 100 cent to the euro and coins will be issued in eight denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, and 1 and 2 euro as shown below.
www.irlgov.ie /ecbi-euro/notes.htm   (379 words)

 Euro Information
Euro coins have one common side and one national side.
There are coins in denominations of €2, €1, 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent, 2 cent and 1 cent.
Euro coins are also available for Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City.
www.euro.gov.uk /eurocoins.asp   (167 words)

 euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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.
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.ecdel.org.au /euro_and_you/coins.htm   (752 words)

 Euro banknotes & coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
On 1 January 2002, the euro banknotes and coins were introduced in 12 Member States of the European Union, with seven different banknotes and eight coins.
The arrival of the euro, however, means much more than exchanging one currency for another.
The new coins — 50 billion of them — have one side common to all 12 countries and a reverse side specific to each country, while the 14.5 billion banknotes look the same throughout the euro area.
www.euro.ecb.int /en/section.html   (189 words)

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The eight denominations of Euro coins vary in size, colour and thickness according to their values, which are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Eurocent or Eur 1 and Eur 2.
The euro coins incorporate the safest machine-readable characteristics and can be used in vending machines throughout the euro area, irrespective of the Member State which issued them.
Euro coins can be used anywhere in the euro area, regardless of their national sides.
www.vatican.va /news_services/press/documentazione/documents/sp_ss_scv/euro/euro_en.html   (1136 words)

 CNN - France mints first euro coin - May 11, 1998
PESSAC, France (CNN) -- The first euro coin was struck at France's official mint Monday, making France the first of the 11 nations participating in the launch of the single currency in 1999 to produce the money.
Belgium, Spain and Italy were expected to begin producing their euros in the summer while Austria has decided to begin in autumn and Germany by the end of the year.
At the start of 2002, at the latest, euro notes and coins will gradually replace notes and coins in national currencies, and there will be a complete changeover to the euro for public administration matters.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9805/11/euro.money   (564 words)

 New Scientist Breaking News - Euro coins' nickel release is allergy risk
The use of two alloys in the one and two Euro coins makes them prone to release large amounts of nickel in the presence of human sweat, say Swiss researchers.
After 36 hours in artificial human sweat, a one Euro coin was visibly corroded, whereas a Swiss one-franc coin, which contains 25 per cent nickel, was not, the team says.
The Euro was adopted by 12 countries in January 2002.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn2788   (558 words)

 Economic and Financial Affairs - The Euro: Our Currency - Notes and coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The first euro coins were introduced on 1st January 2002 and replaced twelve different sets of coins in the previous national currencies.
The volumes issued are subject to approval by the European Central Bank (Decision of the ECB on coin issuance volume in 2005, Official Journal L379 24.12.2004, page 107).
There are eight different denominations in the current euro coin series, ranging from the 1 cent to the €2 coin.
europa.eu.int /comm/economy_finance/euro/notes_and_coins/coins_main_en.htm   (186 words)

 Spanish euro coins - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Spanish euro coins feature three different designs for each of the three series of coins.
The minor series of 1, 2 and 5 cent coins were designed by Garcilaso Rollán, the middle series of 10, 20, and 50 cent coins by Begoña Castellanos and the two major coins feature the portrait or effigy of King Juan Carlos of Spain by the hand of Luis José Diaz.
Spanish euro coins, External links, Coins of the Eurozone, Economy of Spain and Spanish coins.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Spanish_euro_coins   (159 words)

 European numismatics - Coin images gallery
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; three European micro-states: (Monaco, San Marino and the Holy See — Vatican City), as well as EU institutions.
Each country participating in the euro has its own design on the national side of the coin and its own issue dates.
Portuguese euro coins show three different designs for each of the three series of coins.
www.eurocoinage.info   (495 words)

 New Scientist Breaking News - Euro coin accused of unfair flipping
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   (529 words)

 German euro coins at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The euro (EUR or €) is the common currency for most countries within the European Union, including Germany.
The euro 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 minted.
The 1, 2 and 5 cent coins were designed by Rolf Lederbogen, the design for the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins is by the hand of Reinhart Heinsdorff and the 1 and 2 euro coins were done by Heinz Hoyer and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer.
www.wiki.tatet.com /German_euro_coins.html   (195 words)

 Euro Coin Sets from Finland
We have uncirculated sets of Euro coins from each of the twelve member countries in stock, and are accepting orders now.
The designs were taken from his competition entry for a coin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the independence of Finland.
The obverse designs of the Finnish 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 Euro cents are identical apart from their size and the indents on the 20 cent.
www.24carat.co.uk /2002finlandeurosets.html   (777 words)

 Money Allergies: Two-toned euro coins shed metallic allergen: Science News Online, Sept. 14, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A new study concludes that 1-euro and 2-euro coins release up to 320 times as much nickel as European standards permit for prolonged contact with the metal, a common skin allergen.
Unlike other euro coins, the 1-euro and 2-euro pieces contain a ring of one nickel-containing alloy surrounding a center made from a different nickel alloy.
Euro coins began circulating in 12 European countries in January.
www.sciencenews.org /20020914/fob1.asp   (616 words)

 XE.com - Information on the Euro Currency
Euro bank notes and coins began circulating in the above countries on January 1, 2002.
At that time, all transactions in those countries were valued in Euro, and the "old" notes and coins of these countries were gradually withdrawn from circulation.
A note about spelling and capitalization: the official spelling of the EUR currency unit in the English language is "euro", with a lower case "e".
www.xe.com /euro.htm   (620 words)

 The EURO - Europe's New Currency
Bills and coins of the national currencies will remain in circulation as subdenominations of the euro until January 1, 2002, when they will be exchanged against new euro coins and bills.
With the changeover to the euro on January 1, 1999, the practice of quoting exchange rates in price notation (ie, how many euros you have to pay for one foreign currency unit) will be replaced by volume notation (ie, how many foreign currency units you will get for one euro).
IBM's Euro Centre provides information that is directed primarily towards businesses that are preparing for the introduction of the euro.
fx.sauder.ubc.ca /euro/euro.html   (4597 words)

 Euro Coins - Specifications
The common European face of the coins represents a map of the European Union against a background of transverse lines to which are attached the stars of the European flag.
The 1, 2 and 5 cent coins put emphasis on Europe's place in the world while the 10, 20 and 50 present the Union as a gathering of nations.
The designer of the Euro coin common reverse designs is Luc Luycx of the Belgian Royal Mint.
www.24carat.co.uk /eurocoins.html   (676 words)

 Handango Software - Euro Coins Pocket Collector QVGA
Euro Coins Pocket Collector, now available both in QVGA and in the brand new VGA graphics, is the first and unique tool that will help you managing your precious collection of Euro coins anywhere you'll bring your Pocket PC!
I'm a very beginner collector of Euro coins, I've got two Italian starter kits and some other Euros from other countries, collected without too much care, with the change or asking friends or relatives to take a look at them and then I swapped the foreign coins with the Italian ones I already had.
Thanks to Albegor I discovered details about the Euro coins I didn't know at all: the variant types, the Mint marks, the fact that even the Italian Euros have their differences, hence the motivation to collect them and don't stop to a single coin for year or country, but also to find the various types.
www.handango.com /PlatformProductDetail.jsp?productId=81123   (672 words)

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