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The legal issuers of euro coins are the euro area countries. The European Commission coordinates all coin matters at euro area level.

The euro coin series comprises eight different denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, €1 and €2. All the euro coins are legal tender throughout the euro area.

The euro coins have a common side and a national side.

The common sides of the euro coins show the map of either the European Union or Europe, which symbolises the unity of the European Union. Images of the common sides are available on the web site of the European Central Bank.

The national side indicates the issuing country. They show country-specific designs, surrounded by the 12 stars of the European Union. Images of the national sides of euro coins are available on the web site of the European Central Bank.

In order to ensure a smooth changeover to the euro, Eesti Pank commissioned 194 million coins from the Mint of Finland. Production started on 20 July 2010. In 2012, Eesti Pank ordered an additional 50 million 1-cent and 2-cent coins from the Royal Dutch Mint.

The amounts of the mintage of the Estonian euro coins

The amounts of the mintage of the Estonian euro coins (million coins)

Year

€2

€1

50 cent

20 cent

10 cent

5 cent

2 cent

1 cent

Total

2011

11,000

16,000

20,000

25,000

30,000

30,000

30,000

32,000

194,000

2012

2,000

25,000

25,000

52,000

2015

0,350

 –

 –

 –

 –

17,100

14,000

31,450

2016

0,520

0,020

0,020

0,020

0,020

0,020

0,020

0,020

0,660

2017

1,500

 –

 –

3,250

 –

4,550

4,000

9,000

22,300

Total

15,370

16,020

20,020

28,270

30,020

34,570

76,120

80,020

300,410

The euro coin quantities of other countries that have adopted the euro are available on the European Central Bank’s website.

Statistics on banknotes and coins in circulation are available on the European Central Bank’s website.