Titel: Coins of the Eurozone
Euro coins, German euro coins, Spanish euro coins, French euro coins, Italian euro coins, Greek euro coins, Finnish euro coins, Austrian euro coins, Belgian euro coins, Irish euro coins, Dutch euro coins, Portuguese euro coins.
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 53. Chapters: Euro coins, German euro coins, Spanish euro coins, French euro coins, Italian euro coins, Greek euro coins, Finnish euro coins, Austrian euro coins, Belgian euro coins, Irish euro coins, Dutch euro coins, Portuguese euro coins, Luxembourgish euro coins, Euro gold and silver commemorative coins, 2 commemorative coins, Euro gold and silver commemorative coins: 2007, Identifying marks on euro coins, 1 euro coins, Euro gold and silver commemorative coins: 2006, 2 euro coins, Euro starter kits, Euro gold and silver commemorative coins: 2005, Euro gold and silver commemorative coins: 2004, Euro gold and silver commemorative coins: 2002, 1 cent euro coins, 2 cent euro coins, 20 cent euro coins, 10 cent euro coins, Euro gold and silver commemorative coins: 2008, 50 cent euro coins, 5 cent euro coins, Euro gold and silver commemorative coins: 2003, Slovak euro coins, Commemorative coins of Malta, Slovenian euro coins, Vatican euro coins, Euro proof sets, Cypriot euro coins, Maltese euro coins, Latvian euro coins, Commemorative coins of Spain, Estonian euro coins, Monegasque euro coins, Europa Coins 2007, Sammarinese euro coins, Lithuanian euro coins, Andorran euro coins, Europa coin programme, Europa Coins 2008, Europa Coins 2011, Commemorative coins of Italy, Europa Coins 2006. Excerpt: Euro gold and silver commemorative coins are special euro coins minted and issued by member states of the Eurozone. They are minted mainly in gold and silver, although other precious metals are also used on rare occasions. Austria was one of the first twelve countries in the Eurozone to introduce the euro ( ), on 1 January 2002. Since then, the Austrian Mint has been minting both normal issues of Austrian euro coins (which are intended for circulation) and commemorative euro coins in gold and silver. These commemorative coins are legal tender only in Austria, unlike the normal issues of the Austrian euro coins, which are legal tender in every country of the Eurozone. This means that the commemorative coins made of gold and silver cannot be used as money in other countries. Furthermore, as their bullion value generally vastly exceeds their face value, these coins are not intended to be used as means of payment at all although this remains possible where they are also legal tender. For this reason, they are usually named Collectors' coins. Such coins usually commemorate the anniversaries of historical events. They can also draw attention to current events of special importance. Austria mints more than ten of these coins on average per year, in gold, silver and niobium, with face values ranging from 1.50 to 100 (though, as an exceptional case, 15 coins with face value 100,000 were minted in 2004). As of 3 July 2008, eighty variations of Austrian commemorative coins have been minted: eleven in 2002, twelve in 2003, fourteen in 2004, thirteen in 2005, thirteen in 2006, nine in 2007 and eleven so far in 2008. These special high-value commemorative coins are not to be confused with 2 commemorative coins, which are coins designated for circulation and have legal-tender status in all countries of the Eurozone. The following table shows the number of coins minted per year. In the first section, the coins are grouped by the metal used, while in the second section they are