Euro coin designs

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Euro coin designs
Europe predicts that every country customizes their euro money. So in Europe there are a lot of variety of coins and banknotes.
European countries use their main symbols and that makes very interesting all set of coins.
Common sides of euro coins

Common sides of all euro coins

Every coin has a face common in all countries and a face customized with national symbols of history, art, architecture, literature. Let’s see an example of coins of Italy, France and Germany.

Symbols used in euro coins in Italy

Italian symbols of euro coins

Italian symbols of customized sides of euro coins

  • 2 euro: Dante Alighieri.
  • 1 euro: Vitruvian Man of Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • 50 cent: paving of Piazza del Campidoglio with equestrian statue of emperor Marcus Aurelius.
  • 20 cent: a sculpture by Umberto Boccioni, futurist artist
  • 10 cent: The birth of Venus of Sandro Botticelli
  • 5 cent: Coliseum of Rome
  • 2 cent: Mole Antonelliana tower in Turin
  • 1 cent: Castel del Monte

Symbols used in euro coins in France

Euro coins with french symbols

Custom sides of French euro coins

  • 2 euro and 1 euro: an hexagonal tree symbolising life, growth and stability.
  • 50, 20 and 10 cent: a sower, a traditional feature of French coins.
  • 5, 2 and 1 cent: a modern portrait of Marianne, symbol of France Republic.

Symbols used in euro coins in Germany

German euro coins

German euro coins with national symbols

  • 2 and 1 euro: Federal eagle designed by Heinz and Snechana Russewa-Hoyer.
  • 50, 20 and 10 cent: the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
  • 5, 2 and 1 cent: the German oak twig

In official European Commission websites (euro currency section) you can visit a rich section dedicated to euro (€), and custom and commemoratives coins of all country of Union: Belgium, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, 
Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City.

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Video: how 2 euro coin is made