Types of euro coins

Types of euro coins

The eight denominations of euro coins vary in size, weight, colour and thickness depending on their values. Unlike banknotes, which are the same in all euro-area countries, the coins have one common side and one country-specific side. Luc Luycx of the Royal Belgian Mint won a Europe-wide competition to design the common side of the coins.

Common sides of euro coins

Common sides of euro coins

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.

Legislation on the euro coins

Legislation on the euro coins

Relevant legislation on the euro coins, their reproduction, transport and on anti-counterfeiting measures.