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 have been introduced progressively as from 2007, and have become mandatory for all new coin production from 2008. 

First design New design

Common side 2 euro

Common side 2 euro, 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.

Common side 1 euro

Common side 1 euro, 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.

Euro coin common side 50 cents

Euro coin common side 50 cents, 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.

Euro coin common side 20 cents

Euro coin common side 20 cents, new design

20 cent

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

Euro coin common side 10 cents

Euro coin common side 10 cents, 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.

Euro coin common side 5 cents

 

5 cent

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

Euro coin common side 2 cents

 

 

2 cent

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

Euro coin common side 1 cent

 

 

1 cent

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