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German euro coins

The euro (EUR or ) is the common currency for most countries within the European Union, including Germany. The euro coins have two different sides; one common, European side showing the value of the coin and one national side featuring a design chosen by the EU member state where the coin was minted. Each member state has one or more designs unique to that country.

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see Euro coins.

German euro coins have three separate designs for the three series of coins. The 1, 2 and 5 cent coins were designed by Rolf Lederbogen, the design for the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins is by the hand of Reinhart Heinsdorff and the 1 and 2 euro coins were done by Heinz Hoyer and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer. Featured in all designs are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint.

Depiction of German euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
German oak twig which also
featured on the former pfennig
German oak twig which also
featured on the former pfennig
German oak twig which also
featured on the former pfennig
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€ 0.20
€ 0.50
The Brandenburg Gate as a
symbol of division and unity
The Brandenburg Gate as a
symbol of division and unity
The Brandenburg Gate as a
symbol of division and unity
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€ 2.00
€ 2 Coin Edge
The edge lettering features
the words EINIGKEIT UND
RECHT UND FREIHEIT
(Unity and Justice and
Freedom
in English)
The German Eagle, symbol of
German sovereignty
The German Eagle, symbol of
German sovereignty
 

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