• 10 Euro Cent 2001-2004, KM# 170, Monaco, Rainier III
  • 10 Euro Cent 2001-2004, KM# 170, Monaco, Rainier III
Description

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.

Obverse

The seal of HSH Prince Rainier III is encircled by the country name and the twelve stars of Europe. Date below divides mint and mint master's marks.

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: Roger B. Baron

MONACO
2004

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the left side of the coin.

12 stars are located on the left side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “0” in “10.”

10
LL
EURO
CENT

Edge

10 Euro Cent

1st map, 1st type
KM# 170
Characteristics
Material Nordic Gold
Weight 4.1 g
Diameter 19.75 mm
Thickness 1.93 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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