Category: Mint Marks


Monaco

Monegasque euro coins are produced by Monnaie de Paris, in Pessac, France beginning in 2001 and thus bear the mint master mark of Gerard Buquoy, Serge Levet and Hubert Lariviere, directors of the mint from 2001–2002, 2003 and 2004–present, respectively.

Mint master marks on Monegasque euro coins
Mark Mark description Name of mint master Coin dates
Euro mintmaster france 02.jpg horseshoe Gerard Buquoy 2001–2002
Euro mintmaster france 03.jpg stylized heart with the initials of the mint master  Serge Levet 2003
Euro mintmaster france 04.jpg[4] hunting horn, a wave and a fish Hubert Lariviere 2004–present

The directors of Monnaie de Paris in Pessac use mint master’s marks on all French euro coins minted at this location.

Mint master marks on French euro coins
Mark Mark description Name of mint master Coin dates
Euro mintmaster france 01.jpg bee Pierre Rodier 1999–2000
Euro mintmaster france 02.jpg horseshoe Gerard Buquoy 2001–2002
Euro mintmaster france 03.jpg stylized heart with the initials of the mint master Serge Levet 2003
Euro mintmaster france 04.jpg hunting horn, a wave and a fish Hubert Lariviere 2004–present

Mint marks

The use of mint marks on euro coins takes one of these three forms:

  • a single letter representing a city or country
  • the abbreviation of the country’s mint
  • the symbol of the country’s mint
Mint marks on euro coins by country
Country Mint location Mint mark Mint mark description Notes
Belgium Brussels Euro mintmarkmark belgium.jpg Head of archangel Saint Michael, patron saint of Brussels. Prior to 2008, Belgian marks had only been used on commemorative issues. Since 2008, the marks are used on both standard issue and commemorative issue coins.
Finland Vantaa Euro id finland s02.jpg logo of the Rahapaja Oy mint
France Pessac Euro mintmarkmark france.jpg Cornucopia,Different of the Monnaie de Paris
Germany German Euro coins are minted at 5 locations in Germany ADFG,J letters A for Berlin, D for Munich, F for Stuttgart, G for Karlsruhe, J for Hamburg
Greece (2002) Madrid, Spain
Pessac, France
Vantaa, Finland
Athens
E (20c),
F (1c, 2c, 5c, 10c and 50c),
S (€1 and €2)
letters E for Spain (España), F for France, S for Finland (Suomi).
The initial supply of Greek euro coins were produced at three locations, in addition to the Athens mint, due to their late entry into the European Monetary Union (EMU) just before the introduction date on 1 January 2002; only certain denominations of Greek coins with the date stamp of “2002” have these mint marks. Greek euro coins dated 2002 without these mint marks were produced in Athens, Greece.
All Greek euro coins bear the standard Greek mint mark symbol of the Athens mint.
Greece (2002–present) Athens Euro mintmark greece.jpg stylized acanthus leaf
Italy Rome R letter
Lithuania Vilnius Euro mintmark lithuania.jpg Lietuvos monetų kalykla(Lithuanian Mint House, LMK) logo Lithuania is not yet part of the Eurozone. When the Euro is introduced, this is the mintmark which will be used.
Luxembourg (2002–2004) Utrecht, Netherlands Euro mintmark netherlands.jpg Mercury’s wand, the logo of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint)
Luxembourg (2005–2006) Vantaa, Finland SEuro id finland s02.jpg letter, logo of the Rahapaja Oy mint
Luxembourg (2007–2008) Pessac, France FEuro mintmarkmark france.jpg letter, Cornucopia,Different of the Monnaie de Paris
Luxembourg (2009–present) Utrecht, Netherlands Euro mintmark netherlands.jpg Mercury’s wand, the logo of theKoninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint)
Malta Paris, France F letter
Monaco Pessac, France Euro mintmarkmark france.jpg Cornucopia,Different of theMonnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)
Netherlands Utrecht Euro mintmark netherlands.jpg Mercury’s wand, the logo of theKoninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint)
Poland Warsaw Euro mintmark poland.jpg Mennica Polska (Polish Mint) logo Poland is not yet part of the Eurozone. When the Euro is introduced, this is the mintmark which will be used.
The Polish Mint logo is the letter M on top of the letter W and comes fromMennica Warszawa or Warsaw Mint
Portugal Lisbon INCM Imprensa Nacional – Casa de Moeda(National Currency – Mint House) abbreviation
San Marino Rome, Italy R letter
Slovakia Kremnica Euro mintmark slovakia.jpg Mincovňa Kremnica(Kremnican Mint, MK) logo
Slovenia (2007) Vantaa, Finland Fi abbreviation
Slovenia (2008–present) Utrecht, Netherlands Euro mintmark netherlands.jpg Mercury’s wand, the logo of theKoninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint)
Spain Madrid Euro mintmark spain.jpg Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre(National Factory of Currency and Stamps) logo
Vatican Rome, Italy R letter

Source: Wikipedia.org