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Austrian €1
   has   
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The famous Austrian composer, depicting Austria as a land of music.
Austrian 1c
   has   
A Gentian
As part of a floral series, symbolizing a duty to the environment and the part Austria is playing in the development of a Community environmental policy.
Austrian €2
   has   
Bertha Von Suttner
Radical pacifist
Austrian 2c
   has   
Edelweiss
As part of a floral series, symbolizing a duty to the environment and the part Austria is playing in the development of a Community environmental policy.
Austrian 5c
   has   
Alpine Primroses
As part of a floral series, symbolizing a duty to the environment and the part Austria is playing in the development of a Community environmental policy.
Austrian 10c
   has   
St Stephen’s Cathedral
One of the jewels of Viennese Gothic architecture and a popular tourist venue.
Austrian 20c
   has   
The Belvedere Palace
One of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Austria. This was where the Treaty re-establishing the sovereignty of Austria was signed in 1955, making its name synonymous with freedom.
Austrian 50c
   has   
The Secession Building in Vienna
Illustrating the birth of art nouveau in Austria and symbolizing the birth of a new age, representing a bridge to a new monetary era.
Belgian €1
   has   
King Albert II and a Monogram
A capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolising Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Belgian 1c
   has   
King Albert II and a Monogram
A capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolising Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Belgian €2
   has   
King Albert II and a Monogram
A capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolizing Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Belgian 2c
   has   
King Albert II and a Monogram
A capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolising Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Belgian 5c
   has   
King Albert II and a Monogram
A capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolising Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Belgian 10c
   has   
King Albert II and a Monogram
A capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolising Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Belgian 20c
   has   
King Albert II and a Monogram
A capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolising Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Belgian 50c
   has   
King Albert II and a Monogram
A capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolising Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Dutch €1
   has   
Queen Beatrix
Is shown in profile with the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" in Dutch. The 12 stars are confined to half the circumference of the coin.
Dutch 1c
   has   
Queen Beatrix
Is shown in profile and the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" are written around the circumference of the coins.
Dutch €2
   has   
Queen Beatrix
Is shown in profile with the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" in Dutch. The 12 stars are confined to half the circumference of the coin.
Dutch 2c
   has   
Queen Beatrix
Is shown in profile and the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" are written around the circumference of the coins.
Dutch 5c
   has   
Queen Beatrix
Is shown in profile and the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" are written around the circumference of the coins.
Dutch 10c
   has   
Queen Beatrix
Is shown in profile and the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" are written around the circumference of the coins.
Dutch 20c
   has   
Queen Beatrix
Is shown in profile and the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" are written around the circumference of the coins.
Dutch 50c
   has   
Queen Beatrix
Is shown in profile and the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" are written around the circumference of the coins.
Finnish €1
   has   
Two Flying Swans
By The artist Pertti Maekinen who created the motif. The designs were taken from his competition entry for a coin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the independence of Finland.
Finnish 1c
   has   
Heraldic Lion
Which is a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja. The heraldic lion in different designs has been used in several Finnish coins over the years
Finnish €2
   has   
Cloudberries and Cloudberry Flowers
Designed by Raimo Heino.
Finnish 2c
   has   
Heraldic Lion
Which is a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja. The heraldic lion in different designs has been used in several Finnish coins over the years
Finnish 5c
   has   
Heraldic Lion
Which is a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja. The heraldic lion in different designs has been used in several Finnish coins over the years
Finnish 10c
   has   
Heraldic Lion
Which is a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja. The heraldic lion in different designs has been used in several Finnish coins over the years
Finnish 20c
   has   
Heraldic Lion
Which is a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja. The heraldic lion in different designs has been used in several Finnish coins over the years
Finnish 50c
   has   
Heraldic Lion
Which is a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja. The heraldic lion in different designs has been used in several Finnish coins over the years
French €1
   has   
A Tree, Drawn by Artist Joaquim Jiminez
Symbolising life, continuity and growth. It is contained in a hexagon and is surrounded by the motto of the Republic "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité".
French 1c
   has   
A Young, Feminine Marianne
With determined features that embody the desire for a sound and lasting Europe. It was designed by Fabienne Courtiade, an engraver from the Paris Mint.
French €2
   has   
A Tree, Drawn by Artist Joaquim Jiminez
Symbolising life, continuity and growth. It is contained in a hexagon and is surrounded by the motto of the Republic "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité".
French 2c
   has   
A Young, Feminine Marianne
With determined features that embody the desire for a sound and lasting Europe. It was designed by Fabienne Courtiade, an engraver from the Paris Mint.
French 5c
   has   
A Young, Feminine Marianne
With determined features that embody the desire for a sound and lasting Europe. It was designed by Fabienne Courtiade, an engraver from the Paris Mint.
French 10c
   has   
The Theme of the Sower
Is a constant in the history of the French franc. Designed by Laurent Jorlo, "this modern, timeless graphic represents France, which stays true to itself, whilst integrating into Europe".
French 20c
   has   
The Theme of the Sower
Is a constant in the history of the French franc. Designed by Laurent Jorlo, "this modern, timeless graphic represents France, which stays true to itself, whilst integrating into Europe".
French 50c
   has   
The Theme of the Sower
Is a constant in the history of the French franc. Designed by Laurent Jorlo, "this modern, timeless graphic represents France, which stays true to itself, whilst integrating into Europe".
German €1
   has   
The Eagle, Surrounded by the Stars of Europe
This motif was designed by Heinz and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer. None of the German Euros carry the words Germany or Deutschland.
German 1c
   has   
The Oak Twig
Reminiscent of that found on the current German pfennig coins provides the motif for these coins. It was designed by Professor Rolf Lederbogen.
German €2
   has   
The Eagle, Surrounded by the Stars of Europe
This motif was designed by Heinz and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer. None of the German Euros carry the words Germany or Deutschland.
German 2c
   has   
The Oak Twig
Reminiscent of that found on the current German pfennig coins provides the motif for these coins. It was designed by Professor Rolf Lederbogen.
German 5c
   has   
The Oak Twig
Reminiscent of that found on the current German pfennig coins provides the motif for these coins. It was designed by Professor Rolf Lederbogen.
German 10c
   has   
The Brandenburg Gate
A symbol of the division of Germany and its subsequent unification, is the motif used on these coins. The perspective of the design, by Reinhard Heinsdorff, emphasises the opening of the gate, stressing the unification of Germany and Europe.
German 20c
   has   
The Brandenburg Gate
A symbol of the division of Germany and its subsequent unification, is the motif used on these coins. The perspective of the design, by Reinhard Heinsdorff, emphasises the opening of the gate, stressing the unification of Germany and Europe.
German 50c
   has   
The Brandenburg Gate
A symbol of the division of Germany and its subsequent unification, is the motif used on these coins. The perspective of the design, by Reinhard Heinsdorff, emphasises the opening of the gate, stressing the unification of Germany and Europe.
Greek €1
   has   
An Owl,
Copied from an ancient Athenian 4 drachma coin (fifth century BC).
Greek 1c
   has   
An Advanced Model of an Athenian Trireme
The largest warship afloat for more than 200 years, dating from the time of the Athenian democracy (fifth century BC).
Greek €2
   has   
Depicts a Scene from a Mosaic in Sarta
(third century AD), showing Europa being abducted by Zeus, who has taken the form of a bull. Europa is a figure from Greek mythology after whom Europe was named.
Greek 2c
   has   
A Corvette
A type of ship used during the Greek War of Independence (1821-27).
Greek 5c
   has   
A Modern Sea-going Tanker
Reflecting the innovative spirits of Greek shipping.
Greek 10c
   has   
Rigas-Fereos
(Velestinlis) (1757-98) is featured on this coin. He was a forerunner and leading figure of the Greek enlightenment and confederation. He was a visionary of Balkan liberation from Ottoman rule.
Greek 20c
   has   
Ioannis Capodistrias
(1776-1831), a leading national and European politician and diplomat who became the first Governor of Greece (1830-31) following the Greek War of Independence (1821-27).
Greek 50c
   has   
Eleftherios Venizelos
(1864-1936), one of Greece’s most prominent political figures, is shown on this coin. He was a pioneer in social reform, a renowned diplomat and played a key role in modernising the Greek state and liberating Northern Greece and the Aegean islands.
Irish €1
   has   
The Celtic Harp
He Government in Ireland decided on a single national design for all Irish coin denominations. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Irish 1c
   has   
The Celtic Harp
He Government in Ireland decided on a single national design for all Irish coin denominations. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Irish €2
   has   
The Celtic Harp
He Government in Ireland decided on a single national design for all Irish coin denominations. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Irish 2c
   has   
The Celtic Harp
He Government in Ireland decided on a single national design for all Irish coin denominations. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Irish 5c
   has   
The Celtic Harp
He Government in Ireland decided on a single national design for all Irish coin denominations. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Irish 10c
   has   
The Celtic Harp
He Government in Ireland decided on a single national design for all Irish coin denominations. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Irish 20c
   has   
The Celtic Harp
He Government in Ireland decided on a single national design for all Irish coin denominations. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Irish 50c
   has   
The Celtic Harp
He Government in Ireland decided on a single national design for all Irish coin denominations. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Italian €1
   has   
The Vitruvian Man
By Leonardo da Vinci, displayed in the gallery of the Academy in Venice, illustrating the ideal proportions of the human body.
Italian 1c
   has   
The Castel Del Monte
Italian €2
   has   
A Portrait of Dante Alighieri
Drawn by Raphaël, housed in the Pope Julius II Wing of the Vatican Palace
Italian 2c
   has   
The Mole Antonelliana
A tower designed in 1863 by Alessandro Antonelli.
Italian 5c
   has   
The Flavius Amphitheatre
Which Emperor Vespasian began building around 75 AD and Emperor Titus inaugurated in 80 AD.
Italian 10c
   has   
Birth of Venus
This commemorates one of the greatest triumphs in Italian art. It shows one of the most famous works in the world, the "Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli.
Italian 20c
   has   
A Sculpture
By Umberto Boccioni, leader of the Italian futurist school. Note the 7 indents or scallops on the edge.
Italian 50c
   has   
The Statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on Horseback
Luxembourg €1
   has   
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri
They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Luxembourg 1c
   has   
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri
They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Luxembourg €2
   has   
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri
They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Luxembourg 2c
   has   
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri
They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Luxembourg 5c
   has   
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri
They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Luxembourg 10c
   has   
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri
They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Luxembourg 20c
   has   
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri
They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Luxembourg 50c
   has   
His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri
They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Monaco €1
   has   
The Right Profiles of LL. AA. SS. The Sovereign Prince and The Hereditary Prince Albert
Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and the hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides.
Monaco 1c
   has   
The Grimaldi Coat of Arms
Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and the hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides
Monaco €2
   has   
The Right Profile of H.S.H. The Sovereign Prince Rainier III
Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, year and the hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides. Engraved on the edge of the coin is a series of two stars repeated six times positioned alternatively right side up and up side down.
Monaco 2c
   has   
The Grimaldi Coat of Arms
Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and the hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides
Monaco 5c
   has   
The Grimaldi Coat of Arms
Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and the hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides
Monaco 10c
   has   
The Grimaldi Seal
It is a seal of the founders of Monaco, Admiral Rainier Grimaldi and Charles Grimaldi, the first Seigneur of Monaco. This seal has appeared since 1950 on the coins of H.S.H. Sovereign Prince Rainier III. Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides.
Monaco 20c
   has   
The Grimaldi Seal
It is a seal of the founders of Monaco, Admiral Rainier Grimaldi and Charles Grimaldi, the first Seigneur of Monaco. This seal has appeared since 1950 on the coins of H.S.H. Sovereign Prince Rainier III. Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides.
Monaco 50c
   has   
The Grimaldi Seal
It is a seal of the founders of Monaco, Admiral Rainier Grimaldi and Charles Grimaldi, the first Seigneur of Monaco. This seal has appeared since 1950 on the coins of H.S.H. Sovereign Prince Rainier III. Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides.
Portuguese €1
   has   
Castles and Coats of Arms
Are incorporated in the midst of the European stars symbolising "dialogue ... the exchange of values and the dynamics of the building of Europe". In the centre is a Royal Seal of 1144.
Portuguese 1c
   has   
The First Royal Seal from 1134
Portuguese €2
   has   
Castles and Coats of Arms
Are incorporated in the midst of the European stars symbolising "dialogue ... the exchange of values and the dynamics of the building of Europe". In the centre is a Royal Seal of 1144.
Portuguese 2c
   has   
The First Royal Seal from 1134
Portuguese 5c
   has   
The First Royal Seal from 1134
Portuguese 10c
   has   
A Royal Seal Dating from 1142 AD
Portuguese 20c
   has   
A Royal Seal Dating from 1142 AD
Portuguese 50c
   has   
A Royal Seal Dating from 1142 AD
San Marino €1
   has   
The Official Coat-of-arms
Of the Republic of San Marino.
San Marino 1c
   has   
The Third Tower, Il Montale
San Marino €2
   has   
Il Palazzo Pubblico
"The Public Palace".
San Marino 2c
   has   
The Statue of Liberty
By Stefano Galletti.
San Marino 5c
   has   
The First Tower
La Guaita.
San Marino 10c
   has   
The Basilica
Of San Marino.
San Marino 20c
   has   
St. Marino Pictured Holding the the Three Towers, Inspired by the School of Guercino
San Marino 50c
   has   
The Three Towers
La Guaita, La Cesta, and Il Montale.
Spanish €1
   has   
King Juan Carlos 1 De Borbon Y Borbon
King of Spain.
Spanish 1c
   has   
The Cathedral of Santiago De Compostela
A jewel of Spanish Roman art and one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations in the world is pictured on these coin. They show the monumental façade of the Obradoiro, a splendid example of Spanish baroque construction, started in 1667 by Jose del Toro and Domingo de Andrade. It was finished in the 18th century by Fernando Casas y Novoa.
Spanish €2
   has   
King Juan Carlos 1 De Borbon Y Borbon
King of Spain.
Spanish 2c
   has   
The Cathedral of Santiago De Compostela
A jewel of Spanish Roman art and one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations in the world is pictured on these coin. They show the monumental façade of the Obradoiro, a splendid example of Spanish baroque construction, started in 1667 by Jose del Toro and Domingo de Andrade. It was finished in the 18th century by Fernando Casas y Novoa.
Spanish 5c
   has   
The Cathedral of Santiago De Compostela
A jewel of Spanish Roman art and one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations in the world is pictured on these coin. They show the monumental façade of the Obradoiro, a splendid example of Spanish baroque construction, started in 1667 by Jose del Toro and Domingo de Andrade. It was finished in the 18th century by Fernando Casas y Novoa.
Spanish 10c
   has   
Miguel De Cervantes
The father of Spanish literature, is shown on these coins, reflecting "the universality of the man and his work".
Spanish 20c
   has   
Miguel De Cervantes
The father of Spanish literature, is shown on these coins, reflecting "the universality of the man and his work".
Spanish 50c
   has   
Miguel De Cervantes
The father of Spanish literature, is shown on these coins, reflecting "the universality of the man and his work".
The Vatican €1
   has   
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Facing left.
The Vatican 1c
   has   
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Facing left.
The Vatican €2
   has   
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Facing left.
The Vatican 2c
   has   
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Facing left.
The Vatican 5c
   has   
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Facing left.
The Vatican 10c
   has   
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Facing left.
The Vatican 20c
   has   
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Facing left.
The Vatican 50c
   has   
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Facing left.


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