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Posted: 6/14/2009 5:04:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 5:21:34 PM EST by --bullseye--]
Somehow this ended up in the penny slot of a cash register drawer in Wisconsin...we see Canadian coinage from time to time, but not many Euros. It's not even the right size.

Which EU country is the coin's country-specific design from?

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:05:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:05:15 PM EST
Letters look greek
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:05:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:06:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By rykn0w:

How can you tell?

Is it because it says Cyprus on the back?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:12:45 PM EST
Matlock doesn't have sh1t on some of you here.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:14:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 5:23:05 PM EST by dmacintyre]

Which EU country does the coin's obverse design belong to?

All of them?

EDIT: i.e. it is legal currency in every EU country.

EDIT : Bullseye changed his original question so disregard the above answer. Cnut.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:14:47 PM EST
The coins are made of a steel core plated with copper. They have a diameter of 21.25 mm, a 1.67 mm thickness and a mass of 3.92 grams. All coins have a common obverse side and country-specific national reverse.

The present common design displays "Europe's place in the world", bordered by North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The fifteen then-European Union member states are highlighted but this was not considered prominent enough to warrant a change in design when the non-copper coins were redesigned in 2007 to reflect the post-2004 enlargements. This side also shows a large figure 5 and the words "euro cent", twelve stars are also displayed in two groups along the edge.

Due to the costs associated with the production of low value coins, the Commission and some member states have proposed that its national side be standardised across the Eurozone to reduce the cost of its production.

Armor piercing pennies FTW
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:17:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:30:00 PM EST
You did well. It's worth 8 cents.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:47:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
You did well. It's worth 8 cents.

7 cent profit...sweet! If I can manage that about 75,000 more times I'll be getting somewhere.

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