2 euro coins


2 euro coins

2 euro coins (€2) are made of an inner coin and an outer ring. The inner part is made of three layers nickel brass, brass and nickel brass. The outer part is made of cupronickel. They have a diameter of 25.75 mm, a 2.20 mm thickness and a mass of 8.5 grams. The coins' edges vary between national issues. Most are finely ribbed with edge lettering. All coins have a common reverse side and country-specific national sides.

National edges

National sides

Notes

As France is broadly hexagonal, _fr. l'hexagone is often used as slang to refer to France.

Former designs

Designs still in circulation but no longer minted:

Planned designs

Planned designs to come into circulation once the members who designed them adopt the euro. The dates shown below are tentative and have not been confirmed. They have been mentioned in the media and several other sources, but are subject to change.

See Enlargement of the eurozone for more details of the schedule for these and other countries.

imilar coins

The coins were minted in several of the participating countries, many using blanks produced at Birmingham Mint, Birmingham, England. A problem has arisen in differentiation of coins made using similar blanks and minting techniques. The Turkish 1 Lira coin resembles very much the €2 coin in both weight and size, and both coins seem to be recognised and accepted by slot machines as being a €2 coin, which is roughly worth 4 times more. However there are now vending machines which have been upgraded to refuse the 1 lira coin. Similarly the 10 Thai baht coin which is of similar shape and size to a €2 coin but worth around 10 times less has recently been appearing in the coin boxes of vending machines throughout Europe [ [http://www.coinworld.com/news/021802/news-5.asp Thai bahts causing euro problems] ] and being given back as change in some smaller establishments. The new 50 qəpik coin of the Azerbaijani manat also seems like a €2 coin. (The new coin set of the country contains coins seems like some euro coins.)

External links

*cite web
url=http://www.ecb.int/bc/euro/coins/2euro/html/index.en.html
title=National sides of €2 coins
publisher=European Central Bank
accessdate=2007-01-03


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