The forthcoming EURO-coins

EURO Ireland EURO United Kingdom EURO Danmark EURO Sverige EURO Finland EURO Lietuva EURO Latvija EURO Eesti
EURO Nederland EURO Belgie EURO Luxembourg EURO Deutschland EURO Österreich EURO Polska EURO Ceská EURO Slovakia
EURO France EURO Monaco EURO Andorra EURO Italia EURO Slovenija EURO Magyarország EURO Romania EURO Bulgaria
EURO Portugu?se EURO Espana EURO San Marino EURO Vatican EURO Malta EURO Greece EURO Cypros EURO Türkçe

The common straights

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Specifications:

Face Value
(euro)
Diameter
in mm.
Thickness
in mm.
Weight
in gr.
Shape Colour Composition Edge
2 25.75 1.95 8.5 Round Ext. part:
White
Int. Part:
Yellow
Copper-nickel
three-layer
Edge lettering
Fine milled
1 23.25 2.125 7.5 Round Ext. part:
Yellow
Int. Part:
White
Nickel-brass
three-layer
Interrupted
milled
0.50 24.25 1.69 7.0 Round Yellow Nordic Gold Coarse milled
0.20 22.25 1.63 5.7 "Spanish
Flower"
shape
Yellow Nordic Gold Plain
0.10 19.75 1.51 4.1 Round Yellow Nordic Gold Coarse milled
0.05 21.75 1.41 3.9 Round Red Copper
Covered
Steel
Smooth
0.02 18.75 1.36 3.0 Round Red Copper
Covered
Steel
Smooth with
a groove
0.01 16.25 1.32 2.2 Round Red Copper
Covered
Steel
Smooth
©: FORFAS Ireland

6. 8. 1998:

"The European Commission has asked for a change in the design of the 50 and 10 cents coins in order to facilitate recognition by the visually handicapped, make counterfeit more difficult and meet the needs of the owners of coins operated machines. The modifications include a furrowed edge for the blind instead of a slight milling as originally plnned. The weight of the 50 cent coin should be brought up to 7.8 gramms in order to obtain a better differentiation by vending machines agaisnt the 20 cent coin. This last measure is also intended to prevent fooling machines by adding a cheap metal ring to the 20 cent coins in order to have them pass for 50 cent coins." ©: Focus,Note of Tobias Hildebrandt
Translated by Bernard Mesureur, I owe him a debt of gratitude !


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