In 202 Euro notes and coins were issued in Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.


Depicts the national arms within the wreath, country name in French above and date below surrounded by the mint and privy marks.

Djibouti adopted its national emblem upon gaining independence from France on June 27, 1977. The emblem features laurel branches on the sides and encloses a vertical spear with a shield in front. Below the shield, two hands holding large machetes represent the nation's main ethnic groups, the Afar and the Issa. At the top of the spear is a red star, symbolizing unity between the Issa and Afar peoples.

Mint mark: Cornucopia, a horn of plenty (Paris Mint - Paris until 1972 or Pessac from 1973).

Privy marks of the Mint's Chief Engravers: Horseshoe (Gérard Buquoy, 2001–2002)



Depicts two dromedaries facing right (one standing, one on the ground). Value above, motto (Unity, Equality, Peace) in French around, European Union logo with date of the introduction of the Euro above at left.

The dromedary, also known as the Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), is a large, single-humped even-toed ungulate. It is the smallest of the three camel species, with adult males reaching a height of 1.8–2 m (5.9–6.6 ft) at the shoulder and females standing 1.7–1.9 m (5.6–6.2 ft) tall. Notable features include a long, curved neck, a narrow chest, and a single hump composed of fat bound together by fibrous tissue, which is 20 cm (7.9 in) tall or more. The coat is typically brown, and the dromedary's distinctive traits differentiate it from the Bactrian camel and wild Bactrian camel.

The European Union logo is a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background. They stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe. The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity.

· UNITE · · · EGALITE · · · PAIX ·
250 F


250 Francs

Introduction of Euro

KM# 41 Schön# 37
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.900
Weight 22.2 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Paris Mint (A)

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