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To help you to identify which country your euro coins are from, we have provided this and a series of similar pages, each showing the obverse (national) side of each a particular coin denomination (value). This page is for 1 euro coins.

Austrian 1 Euro Austria
This coin shows Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the famous Austrian composer, depicting Austria as a land of music.
Belgian 1 Euro
Depicts King Albert II and a monogram – a capital "A" underneath a crown – among 12 stars, symbolising Europe. The year of issue is part of the design, along with the year the coin was struck.
Finnish 1 Euro
The artist Pertti Maekinen created a motif depicting two flying swans for this coin. The designs were taken from his competition entry for a coin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the independence of Finland.
French 1 Euro
A tree, drawn by artist Joaquim Jiminez, appears on these coins, symbolising life, continuity and growth. It is contained in a hexagon and is surrounded by the motto of the Republic "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité".
German 1 Euro
The traditional symbol of German sovereignty, the eagle, surrounded by the stars of Europe, appears on these coins. This motif was designed by Heinz and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer. None of the German Euros carry the words Germany or Deutschland.
Greek 1 Euro
This coin shows an owl, copied from an ancient Athenian 4 drachma coin (fifth century BC).
Irish 1 Euro
All Irish euro coins share single national design. They show the Celtic harp, a traditional symbol of Ireland, decorated with the year of issue and the word "Eire" - the Irish word for Ireland. The harp shown was designed by Jarlath Hayes.
Italian 1 Euro
This coin shows the famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, displayed in the gallery of the Academy in Venice, illustrating the ideal proportions of the human body.
Luxembourg 1 Euro
All coins in Luxembourg bear the profile of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri. They bear the year of issue and the word "Luxembourg" written in Luxembourgish ("Letzebuerg").
Monaco 1 Euro
The center of the coin depicts the right profiles of LL. AA. SS. The Sovereign Prince and The Hereditary Prince Albert. Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and the hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides.
Dutch 1 Euro
Queen Beatrix is shown in profile and the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" are written around the circumference of the coins.
Portuguese 1 Euro
Castles and Portuguese Coats of Arms are incorporated in the midst of the European stars symbolising "dialogue ... the exchange of values and the dynamics of the building of Europe". In the centre is a Royal Seal of 1144.
San Marino 1 Euro
San Marino
The official coat-of-arms of the Republic of San Marino.
All the obverse designs are from sketches by Frantisek Chochola, and engraved by Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini.
Spanish 1 Euro
This shows a portrait of King Juan Carlos 1 de Borbon y Borbon, King of Spain.
Vatican 1 Euro
As all the Vatican Euro coins, this shows a portrait of His Holiness Pope John Paul II, facing left.

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