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.
  • Luc Luycx of the Royal Belgian mint won the Euro design competition and on all Euro coins there are the initials of 'LL'.
  • Each denomination has different edge so it is easy to recognize them.
  • Malta and Cyprus and all the new members of the Eurozone has the new design. 
Diameter (mm): 16,25 
Thickness (mm): 1,67 
Weight (g): 2,30 
Shape: Round 
Colour: Copper 
Composition: Copper-covered steel 
Edge: Smooth 
Diamater (mm): 18,75 
Thickness (mm): 1,67 
Weight (g): 3,06 
Shape: Round 
Colour: Copper 
Composition: Copper-covered steel 
Edge: Smooth with a groove 
Diamater (mm): 21,25
Thickness (mm): 1,67 
Weight (g): 3,92 
Shape: Round 
Colour: Copper 
Composition: Copper-covered steel 
Edge: Smooth 
Diamater (mm): 19,75 
Thickness (mm): 1,93
Weight (g): 4,10
Shape: Round 
Colour: Gold 
Composition: Nordic gold 
Edge: Shaped edge with fine scallops 
Diamater (mm): 22,25
Thickness (mm): 2,14
Weight (g): 5,74
Shape: Spanish flower shape 
Colour: Gold 
Composition: Nordic gold 
Edge: Plain 
Diamater (mm): 24,25
Thickness (mm): 2,38
Weight (g): 7,80
Shape: Round 
Colour: Gold 
Composition: Nordic gold 
Edge: Shaped edge with fine scallops 
Diamater (mm): 23,25
Thickness (mm): 2,33
Weight (g): 7,50
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 
Diamater (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 
Description
Europe in relation to Africa and Asia on a globe
The European Union before its enlargement on 1 May 2004
Geographical image of Europe
Designer
Luc Luycx
 'LL': Luc LuycxInitials
At 3 o'clock at the edge of the coin
At 4 o'clock at the edge of the coin
Between 3 and 4 o'clock at the edge of the coin