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