Euro Cent, Germany, Coin Type from Germany - detailed information

Euro Cent, Germany, Coin Type from Germany (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeEuro Cent, Germany

The One Euro Cent coin (€0.01) has a value of one hundredth of a Euro and is composed of copper-covered steel. It is the lowest-value coin in the Eurozone. Like all other common circulation coins (from 1 cent to €2), the denomination is issued by the separate countries in the Eurozone and is legal tender in all of them, irrespective of which country has issued it. The coins have a common reverse (designed by Luc Luycx in 1999), and each country has its own national obverse; the German obverse was designed by Rolf Lederbogen.

The denomination was introduced in 2002, when Germany retired the German Mark currency and introduced the Euro. The one-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

German Euro Cents feature an oak twig on the obverse - an image carried over from the previous pfennig denomination. The year and mint mark are shown at the bottom. Germany has five mints striking circulation coins, which have an arrangement whereby each mint strikes a specific proportion of the circulation coins every year.

The mints and their mint marks are:
- Berlin Mint - mint mark A
- Munich Mint - mint mark D
- SMBW - Stuttgart (ex Stuttgart Mint) - mint mark F
- SMBW - Karlsruhe (ex Karlsruhe Mint) - mint mark G
- Hamburg Mint - mint mark J
Note that two of them are part of Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (SMBW) - the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - after they merged in 1998, but operate separate facilities and use different mint marks.

Obverse
Germany / Euro Cent, Germany - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin features an oak twig with two acorns. Around, the twelve stars of the European Union - symbolising the original twelve states.

Around below right in the inner circle, next to the stem of the oak twig, the date of issue: [year].

Below left, a small letter represents the mint mark of the issuing mint.

Obverse Inscription ************ [year]
Reverse
Germany / Euro Cent, Germany - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the globe below right, showing Europe in relation to Africa and Asia. The design of the 1- to 5-cent coins is intended to show the European Union's (EU) place in the world, as opposed to the one- and two-euro coins showing the 15 states as one and the 10- to 50-cent coins showing separate EU states.

Behind the globe, six diagonal lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around below left, and six around above right.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) are on the right.

Above left, the numeral value: 1; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 1 EURO CENT
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Euro Cent, Germany - (20) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
One Euro Cent 2002 4,001,175,000 ************ 2002
One Euro Cent 2003 (mint sets only) 1,500,000 ************ 2003
One Euro Cent 2004 1,401,205,000 ************ 2004
One Euro Cent 2005 600,925,000 ************ 2005
One Euro Cent 2006 (mint sets only) 800,000 ************ 2006
One Euro Cent 2007 597,765,000 ************ 2007
One Euro Cent 2008 506,650,000 ************ 2008
One Euro Cent 2009 500,550,000 ************ 2009
One Euro Cent 2010 472,550,000 ************ 2010
One Euro Cent 2011 592,770,000 ************ 2011
One Euro Cent 2012 521,425,000 ************ 2012
One Euro Cent 2013 300,335,000 ************ 2013
One Euro Cent 2014 297,312,000 ************ 2014
One Euro Cent 2015 431,317,100 ************ 2015
One Euro Cent 2016 583,315,000 ************ 2016
One Euro Cent 2017 408,778,000 ************ 2017
One Euro Cent 2018 453,733,400 ************ 2018
One Euro Cent 2019 357,622,500 ************ 2019
One Euro Cent 2020 245,583,000 ************ 2020
One Euro Cent 2021 257,222,500 ************ 2021
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Euro Cent, Germany: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyEuro, Germany
From2002
Face Value1 (x Euro Cent, Germany)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Rolf Lederbogen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.250 mm
Thickness1.670 mm
Mass2.300 g