Facials information

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.

Source: European Union, 1995-2016

  • 1 cent
    • 1 cent
      1999

      Earth globe with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union

      Diameter 16.25mm
      Thickness 1.67mm
      Weight 2.30gr
      Shape Round
      Color Red
      Composition Copper-covered steel
      Edge Smooth
  • 2 cents
    • 2 cents
      1999

      Earth globe with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union

      Diameter 18.75mm
      Thickness 1.67mm
      Weight 3.06gr
      Shape Round
      Color Red
      Composition Copper-covered steel
      Edge Smooth with a groove
  • 5 cents
    • 5 cents
      1999

      Earth globe with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union

      Diameter 21.25mm
      Thickness 1.67mm
      Weight 3.92gr
      Shape Round
      Color Red
      Composition Copper-covered steel
      Edge Smooth
  • 10 cents
    • 10 cents
      1999

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union

      Diameter 19.75mm
      Thickness 2.14mm
      Weight 5.74gr
      Shape Round
      Color Yellow
      Composition Nordic gold
      Edge Shaped with fine scallops
    • 10 cents
      2007

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union. This coins show a different map to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004

  • 20 cents
    • 20 cents
      1999

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union

      Diameter 22.25mm
      Thickness 2.14mm
      Weight 5.74gr
      Shape Spanish flower
      Color Yellow
      Composition Nordic gold
      Edge Plain
    • 20 cents
      2007

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union. This coins show a different map to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004

  • 50 cents
    • 50 cents
      1999

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union

      Diameter 24.25mm
      Thickness 2.38mm
      Weight 7.80gr
      Shape Round
      Color Yellow
      Composition Nordic gold
      Edge Shaped with fine scallops
    • 50 cents
      2007

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union. This coins show a different map to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004

  • 1 euro
    • 1 euro
      1999

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union

      Diameter 23.25mm
      Thickness 2.33mm
      Weight 7.50gr
      Shape Round
      Color Outer part yellow / Inner white
      Composition Outer nickel-brass / Inner three layered
      Edge Interrupted/milled
    • 1 euro
      2007

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union. This coins show a different map to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004

  • 2 euros
    • 2 euros
      1999

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union

      Diameter 25.75mm
      Thickness 2.20mm
      Weight 8.50gr
      Shape Round
      Color Outer white / Inner yellow
      Composition Outer copper-nickel / Inner three layered
      Edge Edge lettering/fine milled
    • 2 euros
      2007

      Map of Europe, with a background including the 12 stars of the European Union. This coins show a different map to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004