American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Drachmas, Doubloons and Dollars: The History of Money

Coins of the World

The Euro

The release of the euro (2002), a common currency for use within the member countries of the European Union, put an end to many of the European national denominations shown here. However, while all member countries use the same standard euro coin design on one side, the other is reserved for images appropriate to the individual issuing countries.

Bi-metallic euro of Sasello, Italy, naming the denomination and showing a map of the European Union.