• 5 Euro Cent 2001-2005, KM# 169, Monaco, Rainier III
  • 5 Euro Cent 2001-2005, KM# 169, Monaco, Rainier III

In Monaco the euro was introduced in 2002. However, the first sets of coins were minted, as preparation, in 2001. Hence the first euro coins of Monaco have minted the year 2001 instead of 2002.


The coat of arms of Monaco with the country name and the twelve stars of Europe written across the top and the year across the bottom of the outer circle with the mint and master's marks.

The monks supporting the shield in the coat of arms allude to the conquest of Monaco in 1297, when François Grimaldi entered the city with soldiers dressed as monks, with swords hidden under their cassocks. The collar surrounding the shield represents the Order of St. Charles.

Motto: Deo Juvante (With God's Help).

Mint mark of the Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris in Pessac): Cornucopia

The directors of the Paris Mint use the following mint master's marks:
2001–2002: Horseshoe (Gérard Buquoy)
2003: Heart (Serge Levet)
2004–2010: Hunting horn (Hubert Larivière)

Engraver: Robert Cochet



A globe, next to the facial value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Engraver: Luc Luycx



5 Euro Cent

1st type
KM# 169
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 3.92 g
Diameter 21.25 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Paris Mint (A)

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2nd type

Copper Plated Steel, 3.92 g, ⌀ 21.25 mm