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Images - 50 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 50 cent coins.


Austrian 50 Cents Austria
This coin shows the secession building in Vienna, illustrating the birth of art nouveau in Austria and symbolising the birth of a new age, representing a bridge to a new monetary era.
Belgian 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 Cents
Greece
Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936), one of Greece's most prominent political figures, is shown on this coin. He was a pioneer in social reform, a renowned diplomat and played a key role in modernising the Greek state and liberating Northern Greece and the Aegean islands.
Irish 50 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 50 Cents
Italy
This depicts the statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback.
Luxembourg 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 Cents
Portugal
At the centre is a Royal Seal from 1142.
San Marino 50 Cents
San Marino
The Three Towers, La Guaita, La Cesta, and Il Montale.
Spanish 50 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 50 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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