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Common sides

Euro coins have one common side with the same designs across all euro-area countries, and a national side designed by each participating country. The common sides of the euro coins show three different maps of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union.

The design of the common sides of the 10, 20 and 50 cent and 1- and 2-euro coins has been modified during 2007 to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004. The new common designs are being introduced progressively as from 2007, and will become mandatory for all new coin production from 2008.

Clear image of common sides of each euro coin

Clear image of common sides of each € coin
New design

€2

Diameter: 25.75mm.
Thickness: 2.20mm.
Weight: 8.50g.
Shape: round.
Colour: outer white/inner yellow.
Composition: outer copper-nickel/inner three layered.
Edge: edge lettering/fine milled.

Clear image of common sides of each € coin

Clear image of common sides of each € coin
New design

€1

Diameter: 23.25mm.
Thickness: 2.33mm.
Weight: 7.50g.
Shape: round.
Colour: outer part yellow/inner white.
Composition: outer nickel-brass/inner three layered.
Edge: interrupted/milled.

Clear image of common sides of each € coin

Clear image of common sides of each € coin
New design

50 cent

Diameter: 24.25mm.
Thickness: 2.38mm.
Weight: 7.80g.
Shape: round.
Colour: yellow.
Composition: Nordic gold.
Edge: shaped with fine scallops.

Clear image of common sides of each € coin

Clear image of common sides of each € coin
New design

20 cent

Diameter: 22.25mm.
Thickness: 2.14mm.
Weight: 5.74g.
Shape: Spanish flower shape.
Colour: yellow.
Composition: Nordic gold.
Edge: plain.

Clear image of common sides of each € coin

Clear image of common sides of each € coin
New design

10 cent

Diameter: 19.75mm. Thickness: 1.93mm.
Weight: 4.10g.
Shape: round.
Colour: yellow.
Composition: Nordic gold.
Edge: shaped with fine scallops.

Clear image of common sides of each € coin

5 cent

Diameter: 21.25mm.
Thickness: 1.67mm.
Weight: 3.92g.
Shape: round.
Colour: red.
Composition: copper-covered steel.
Edge: smooth.

Clear image of common sides of each € coin

2 cent

Diameter: 18.75mm.
Thickness: 1.67mm.
Weight: 3.06g.
Shape: round.
Colour: red.
Composition: copper-covered steel.
Edge: smooth with a groove.

Clear image of common sides of each € coin

1 cent

Diameter: 16.25mm.
Thickness: 1.67mm.
Weight: 2.30g.
Shape: round.
Colour: red.
Composition: copper-covered steel.
Edge: smooth

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