This website contains a complete collection of euro coins minted since 1999 that are legal tender across the eurozone, including variants. There are coins of eight denominations: 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 euro and 2 euros. Countries may mint coins of other denominations, but they are only legal tender in the country of issue and this collection does not include them.
The site has a photo of each coin that can be enlarged to reveal all its detail. If you want to go directly to a photo of a particular coin, use the drop-down boxes at the top and click 'Select'. To see several coins, use the table.
The links in the first column of the table above lead to pages with the coins for that country. Click on 'All' at the end of the column to see all the coins, sorted by country. The second column shows the earliest year that is shown on euro coins for that country. Although coins were not in use until 2002, some countries put an earlier year of minting on their coins. The third column shows how many different coins have been minted by each country until the end of 2016. The fourth column shows how many are expected this year and the fifth shows how many are in the online euro collection so far of those. Germany has the most because it has five mints and issues five versions of each coin. The totals include intentional variants but not accidental variants.
The links in the sixth column lead to pages with the coins for that year. Click on 'All' to see all the coins sorted by year. The seventh column shows the number of countries that minted coins in that year. The eighth column shows the total number of different coins minted that year and the ninth column shows how many are in the online euro collection. The tenth column shows the cumulative total up to and including the year in question.
The links in the eleventh column lead to pages with the coins of that denomination. '€2' means ordinary 2 euro coins, and '€2 CC' means 2 euro commemorative coins. Until 2012 each country could issue one €2 CC, although there could also be a common issue across the eurozone. Since 2012, each country has been able to issue two €2 CCs per year. For each €2 CC there is a link to the entry in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) that sets out what the coin is commemorating. Click on 'All' to see all the coins sorted by denomination. The twelfth column shows how many different coins of that denomination have been minted until the end of 2016, and the thirteenth column shows how many are expected this year. The second last entry shows all €2 CCs since 2004 in the order they were issued, and the last entry shows the planned and issued €2 commemorative coins for this year, given the special interest that these generate.
There are some miscellaneous links in the final column. 'At-a-glance' takes you to a single table that loads quickly with a link to each coin image, colour-coded by what coins were issued in any year. 'Designs' shows the different designs for the national side of the coins as they have changed over the years, with links to the OJEU pages that announce the change of design. 'Links' leads to links to other websites about euro coins that may be of interest. 'Market value' leads to a table showing the market value of each coin in June 2013 ranging from €1300 to 43c, sorted with the most valuable coins first, taken from the (now apparently defunct) euro-coins.tv website. 'Marks' sets out the country codes, mint logos, mint master symbols and artist initials shown on the coins. 'Rarity' leads to a table of how many of each coin was minted, ranging from 1,500 to 1.4 billion, sorted with the rarest coins first. 'Statistics' has some statistical information and other facts about the coins, and 'Totals' simply has the number of coins per year per country.
Finally, 'Variants' leads to a table of recognised coin variants. Variants are coins of the same country, design, year and denomination but with some difference, such as different mint marks on them, or the wrong common (map) side when it changed during 2006-8. Variants do not include one-off error coins where there was a fault in the minting process for a particular coin.If you have any comments, please email me at eurocollection at outlook.com