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Denomination –   1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  Belgium
Year –  1999
Head Of State – King Albert II of Belgium
Mint – Royal Belgian Mint (Monnaie Royale de Belgique)
Obverse – The Belgian euro coins feature only a single design for all eight coins: the portrait or effigy of King Albert II of Belgium and his royal monogram (a capital ‘A’ underneath a crown). Also part of the design are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint.
Albert II (Albert Felix Humbert Theodore Chretien Eugene Marie) was born on June 6, 1934. He is the current King of the Belgians and a constitutional monarch, member of the former ducal house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Reverse – Globe in the bottom left. The (initial design:2002) then-fifteen members of the EU are lightly highlighted . Six fine lines cut diagonally behind the globe from each side of the coin and have twelve stars at their ends (reflective of the flags of Europe). To the top left is a large number 1 followed, in smaller text, by the words “Euro Cent”. The designers initials, LL, appear to the right of the globe.
Metal – 94,35% Steel – 5,65% Copper
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Obverse: Jan Alfons Keustermans (Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout) – Reverse : Luc Lyucx
Catalogue – KM#224
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 235,200,000
Diameter  –  16,20 mm
Weight – 2,27 gr
Interesting Facts –  In Belgium, the euro was introduced in 2002. However, the first sets of coins were minted, as preparation, in 1999. Hence the first euro coins of Belgium have minted the year 1999 instead of 2002. Exchange rate established at €1 = 40.3399 BEF on 31 December 1998
Participation yielded upon Euro adoption.This design was amended in 2008 to comply with a recent European Central Bank regulation, which states, in part, ‘The national sides of all denominations of the euro circulation coins should bear an indication of the issuing Member State by means of the Member State’s name or an abbreviation of it.’.
Approx. Value –0,19 $(Unc) (as of January 2012)
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Denomination –   1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  France
Year –  1999
Head Of State – President Jacques René Chirac
Mint – Paris
Obverse – Marianne embodies the desire for a sound and lasting Europe. She is the national emblem of France, a personification of Liberty and Reason. She symbolises the “Triumph of the Republic”, a bronze sculpture overlooking the Place de la Nation in Paris.
Reverse – Globe in the bottom left. The (initial design:2002) then-fifteen members of the EU are lightly highlighted . Six fine lines cut diagonally behind the globe from each side of the coin and have twelve stars at their ends (reflective of the flags of Europe). To the top left is a large number 1 followed, in smaller text, by the words “Euro Cent”. The designers initials, LL, appear to the right of the globe.
Metal – 94,35% Steel – 5,65% Copper
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator –  Fabienne Courtiade – Luc Lyucx
Catalogue – KM# 1282
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 404,000,000
Diameter  –  16,20 mm
Weight – 2,27 gr
Interesting Facts – Marianne symbolizes the “Triumph of the Republic”. The Triumph of the Republic is a bronze sculpture that overlooks the Place de la Nation in Paris. The profile of the Marianne can be seen on the official seal of the country. The symbol is engraved on French Euro coins and in French postage stamps. The symbol was also featured on the former French Franc banknotes and coins. 
Marianne was earlier used on pro-Republican iconography. She was heavily caricatured by anti-Republicans. 

During the classical times it was common practice to represent ideas and abstract entities through means such as Goddesses, Gods and allegorical personifications. This practice was not very common during the Middle Ages. It came back into practice during Renaissance. The French Revolution was a period, when, many allegorical personifications of ‘Liberty’ and ‘Reason’ were made. The figures of ‘Liberty’ and ‘Reason’ were merged into one. It was a female figure that was depicted either sitting or standing. Various attributes such as the cockerel, the Phrygian Cap and tricolor cockade accompanied the female figure. 

The woman symbolized many things. These included Liberty, the Nation, Reason, the Homeland and the civic virtues of the Republic. 

Some other powerful national symbols that represent France include Blue-White-Red, Liberté-Egalité-Fraternité and the Republic. All these national symbols have been combined in a new “identifier” that was created by the French government of Lionel Jospin.

Approx. Value –0,36 $(Unc)
Denomination –  1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  San Marino
Year –  2006
Head Of State – Captain Regent Gianfranco Terenzi
Mint – Rome Mint
Obverse – Third Tower “Il Montale” – “R” mintmark (Rome) – Lettering (2006 – San Marino)
Reverse – Globe in the bottom left. The (initial design:2002) then-fifteen members of the EU are lightly highlighted . Six fine lines cut diagonally behind the globe from each side of the coin and have twelve stars at their ends (reflective of the flags of Europe). To the top left is a large number 1 followed, in smaller text, by the words “Euro Cent”. The designers initials, LL, appear to the right of the globe.
Metal – 94,35% Steel – 5,65% Copper (Copper Plated Steel)
Condition – Uncirculated
Creators – Obverse. Designer: Etore Lorenzo Frapiccini (initials ELF INC(INC is the Italian Abbreviation for engraver)), M. Frantisek Chochola (initials CH) – Reverse. Designer: Luc Luycx (initials LL)
Catalogue – KM#440
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 2,730,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  16.25 mm
Weight – 2.27 gr
Interesting Facts –  The Montale is located on the smallest of Monte Titano’s summits. Unlike the other towers, this one is not open to the public. It was constructed in the 14th century
Krause Value – (8,00$ XF – 12,00$ BU)
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