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

One Euro, Germany, Coin Type from Germany (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeOne Euro, Germany

The One Euro coin (€1.00) is a circulating bi-metallic coin made of two alloys: the inner part of cupronickel, and the outer part of nickel brass. 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 denomination was introduced in 2002, when Germany retired the German Mark currency and introduced the Euro.

The coins have a common reverse designed by Luc Luycx in 1999 which shows a map of the European Union; it was changed in 2007 to reflect the enlargement of the Union. Each country has its own national obverse; the German obverse was designed by the family duo of designers Heinz Hoyer and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer; it features an interpretation of the German Federal Eagle - the Bundesadler (German for "Federal Eagle"), formerly known as Reichsadler (German for "Imperial Eagle") - a symbol of German sovereignty.

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.

Germany / One Euro, Germany - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin shows the Federal Eagle of Germany with outstretched wings.

Below the eagle is the date of issue: [year]; below right, a small letter represents the mint mark of the issuing mint.

In the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European Union (representing the twelve original member states), on a background of thin horizontal lines.

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

The reverse of the coin shows on the right a representation of a map of the western part of Europe.

Behind the map and interrupted by it, six vertical lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around above right, and six around below right.

On the left, a large numeral value: 1; on the right, overlaid on the map, the denomination EURO.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) is below right in the rim, below the O in EURO.

Reverse Inscription 1 EURO
EdgeMilled interrupted, three smooth and three milled segmentsEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: One Euro, Germany - (21) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
One Euro 2002 1,820,133,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2002
One Euro 2003 81,690,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2003
One Euro 2004 242,165,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2004
One Euro 2005 60,855,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2005
One Euro 2006 (mint sets only) 825,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2006
One Euro 2007 (mint sets only) 765,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2007
One Euro 2008 (mint sets only) 650,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2008
One Euro 2009 (mint sets only) 550,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2009
One Euro 2010 (mint sets only) 550,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2010
One Euro 2011 (mint sets only) 550,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2011
One Euro 2012 (mint sets only) 425,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2012
One Euro 2013 (mint sets only) 335,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2013
One Euro 2014 (mint sets only) 312,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2014
One Euro 2015 (mint sets only) 317,100 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2015
One Euro 2016 (mint sets only) 315,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2016
One Euro 2017 (mint sets only) 778,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2017
One Euro 2018 (mint sets only) 733,400 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2018
One Euro 2019 (mint sets only) 622,500 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2019
One Euro 2020 (mint sets only) 583,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2020
One Euro 2021 (mint sets only) 222,500 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2021
One Euro 2022 (mint sets only) unknown Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2022
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One Euro, Germany: Details
CurrencyEuro, Germany
Face Value1 (x Euro, Germany)
DesignerLuc Luycx, Heinz Hoyer, Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.2500 mm
Thickness2.3300 mm
Mass7.5000 g