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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 (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 9,000 29,000 47,300
Total 15,370 16,020 20,020 28,270 30,020 34,570 81,120 100,020 325,410

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.