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Encyclopedia > 2 cent euro coins

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euro coins Image File history File links Euro_symbol. ... The euro (EUR or €) is the currency of 12 European Union (EU) member states (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain), four European microstates that had currency agreements with EU member states (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City State), and two parts...

Eurozone
(and microstates which
mint their own coins)
Austria | Belgium
Finland | France
Germany | Greece
Ireland | Italy
Luxembourg | Monaco
Netherlands | Portugal
San Marino | Spain
Vatican
New Member States
Cyprus | Czech Republic
Estonia | Hungary
Latvia | Lithuania
Malta | Poland
Slovakia | Slovenia
Acceding countries
Bulgaria | Romania
Other
Andorra | Sweden
Denominations
€0.01 | €0.02 | €0.05
€0.10 | €0.20 | €0.50
€1 | €2
€2 commemorative coins

Note: Denmark and the UK
currently opt to maintain their
national currencies. Sweden has
not made any effort to its
"obligation" to join.

2 cent euro coins are made of a steel core plated with copper. They have a diameter of 18.75 mm, a 1.67 mm thickness and a mass of 3.06 grams. They incorporate a distinctive groove running circumferentially around the edge of the coin; this groove can be felt easily by running the finger tip or a fingernail across the edge of the coin. All coins have a common reverse side and country-specific national sides. The Eurozone (also called Euro Area, Eurosystem or Euroland) is the subset of European Union member states which have adopted the euro, creating a currency union. ... A microstate is a sovereign state having a very small population or very little land area - usually both. ... 1 cent euro coins are made of a steel core plated with copper. ... 10 cent euro coins are made of copper alloy (Nordic gold). ... 20 cent euro coins are made of copper alloy (Nordic gold). ... 1 euro coins are made of two alloys: the inner part of cupronickel, the outer part of nickel brass. ... The reverse side of all €2 coins. ... The euro (EUR or €) is the currency of 12 European Union (EU) member states (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain), four European microstates that had currency agreements with EU member states (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City State), and two parts... The old steel cable of a colliery winding tower Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ...

Current national sides

Future national sides

External links

  • National sides of 2 cent euro coins. European Central Bank. Retrieved on 2006-07-28.

 
 

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