Common sides

The common sides of the eight euro coins have different designs:

  • €2 and €1, 50, 20 and 10 cent show either the European Union before its enlargement on 1 May 2004 or, as of 1 January 2007, a geographical image of Europe. Coins from Italy (including San Marino and the Vatican City), Austria and Portugal show the more recent design only if they are dated “2008” or later.
  • 5, 2 and 1 cent show Europe in relation to Africa and Asia on a globe.

Diameter (mm): 25.75

Thickness (mm): 2.20

Weight (g): 8.50

Shape: Round

Colour: Outer part: silver; inner part: gold

Composition: Outer part: copper-nickel; inner part: three layers: nickel brass, nickel, nickel brass

Edge: Edge lettering, fine milled

Diameter (mm): 23.25

Thickness (mm): 2.33

Weight (g): 7.50

Shape: Round

Colour: Outer part: gold; inner part: silver

Composition: Outer part: nickel brass; inner part: three layers: copper-nickel, nickel, copper-nickel

Edge: Interrupted milled

Diameter (mm): 24.25

Thickness (mm): 2.38

Weight (g): 7.80

Shape: Round

Colour: Gold

Composition: Nordic gold

Edge: Shaped edge with fine scallops

Diameter(mm): 22.25

Thickness (mm): 2.14

Weight (g): 5.74

Shape: Spanish flower shape

Colour: Gold

Composition: Nordic gold

Edge: Plain

Diameter (mm): 19.75

Thickness (mm): 1.93

Weight (g): 4.10

Shape: Round

Colour: Gold

Composition: Nordic gold

Edge: Shaped edge with fine scallops

Diameter (mm): 21.25

Thickness (mm): 1.67

Weight (g): 3.92

Shape: Round

Colour: Copper

Composition: Copper-covered steel

Edge: Smooth

Diameter (mm): 18.75

Thickness (mm): 1.67

Weight (g): 3.06

Shape: Round

Colour: Copper

Composition: Copper-covered steel

Edge: Smooth with a groove

Diameter (mm): 16.25

Thickness (mm): 1.67

Weight (g): 2.30

Shape: Round

Colour: Copper

Composition: Copper-covered steel

Edge: Smooth

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