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Collecting The Coins Of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

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The following is an article excerpt from Coinweek

The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with the 2 euro coin, the 1 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and outer core compositions are reversed on the 2 euro coin so as to make the coins easily distinguishable from one another. The 1 euro coin is slightly smaller in size and slightly lighter than the 50 euro cent coin. In relation to the size of U.S. coinage, the 1 euro coin is approximately 10% larger than the U.S. five cent coin.

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By the way, the composition of the coins is somewhat complex. The pill (central part) of both the €1 and €2 pieces has a "sandwich" structure (Magnimat) with a pure nickel core which is not visible. Only the top and bottom "layers" of the €1 pill are Cu-Ni ...

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