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Images - 20 Euro Cents

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 20 cent coins.


Austrian 20 Cents Austria
This coin shows the Belvedere Palace, one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Austria. This was where the Treaty re-establishing the sovereignty of Austria was signed in 1955, making its name synonymous with freedom.
Belgian 20 Cents
Belgium
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 20 Cents
Finland
Shows a heraldic lion which is a reproduction of a design by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja. The heraldic lion in different designs has been used in several Finnish coins over the years, for example on the 1 markka coins between 1964 and 2001.
French 20 Cents
France
The theme of the sower is a constant in the history of the French franc. Designed by Laurent Jorlo, "this modern, timeless graphic represents France, which stays true to itself, whilst integrating into Europe".
German 20 Cents
Germany
The Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the division of Germany and its subsequent unification, is the motif used on these coins. The perspective of the design, by Reinhard Heinsdorff, emphasises the opening of the gate, stressing the unification of Germany and Europe.
Greek 20 Cents
Greece
This coin commemorates Ioannis Capodistrias (1776-1831), a leading national and European politician and diplomat who became the first Governor of Greece (1830-31) following the Greek War of Independence (1821-27).
Irish 20 Cents
Ireland
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 20 Cents
Italy
This coin portrays a sculpture, "The Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913", by Umberto Boccioni, leader of the Italian futurist school. It is one of a number of scuptures on a similar theme, the one shown is probably that exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Luxembourg 20 Cents
Luxembourg
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 20 Cents
Monaco
The center of the coin bears the Grimaldi seal. It is a seal of the founders of Monaco, Admiral Rainier Grimaldi and Charles Grimaldi, the first Seigneur of Monaco. This seal has appeared since 1950 on the coins of H.S.H. Sovereign Prince Rainier III. Around the perimeter of each coin the inscription MONACO is printed on the top, the year and hallmark on the bottom, and twelve stars divided between the right and left sides.
Dutch 20 Cents
Netherlands
Queen Beatrix is shown in profile and the words "Beatrix Queen of The Netherlands" are written around the circumference of the coins.
Portuguese 20 Cents
Portugal
At the centre is a Royal Seal from 1142.
San Marino 20 Cents
San Marino
Il Santo Marino ispirato a una tela della Scuola del Guercino -
St. Marino pictured holding the Three Towers, inspired by the School of Guercino.
Spanish 20 Cents
Spain
Miguel de Cervantes, the father of Spanish literature, is shown on these coins, reflecting "the universality of the man and his work".
Vatican 20 Cents
Vatican
As all the Vatican Euro coins, this shows a portrait of His Holiness Pope John Paul II, facing left.


 
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