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Euro: Trivial coin facts

239,392 tons is the total weight of the coins produced by the countries in the eurozone
478,000 trucks would have to be used, if all of the coins were to be transported at the same time
966,900 kilometers would be the height of the coins if we would stack them on top of one another
42.92 grams is the weight of a complete set of euro coins. The lightest coin available is the 1 cent (2.3 grams) and the heaviest is the €2 coin (8.5 grams). The higher the denomination, the more a euro coin weighs. There is only one exception, as the €1 coin is 0.3 grams lighter than the 50 cents coin (7.8 against 7.5 grams)
14.545 billion euro banknotes required to be printed before they are introduced in circulation
1.9 million kilometers would be the distance covered if we would place the euro banknotes next to each other. It is 5 times the distance between the earth and the moon
15.585 billion euros is the combined value of all the euro coins produced. The value of the euro banknotes is many times higher and amounts to 648.465 billion euros
40% of the 14.545 billion euro banknotes produced, were used to supply the european companies before e-day. For the euro coins the percentage grows to 74%. The rest of the production is used to replenish stocks
4.2 billion coins totaling 1.6 million euros were given to the european citizens before e-day in order for them to get used to the new currency
160,000 ATMs could supply the new european currency on e-day (1.1.2002), around 85-90% of all ATMs available. Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Luxembourg completed the adaptation of their ATMs to the new currency during the first 2 weeks of 2002
184 million euros were withdrawn in Germany during the first few hours of 2002. In France 180 million euros were withdrawn and in Austria 40 million euros
12x6.2 centimeters are the dimentions of the smallest euro banknote and 16x8.2 centimeters are the dimentions of the largest euro banknote
49.8 billion euro coins were produced in the country members of the eurozone. Germany was on top of the chart with 17 billion coins produced and Luxembourg, with only 100 million coins, was at the bottom
Euro Campaign 2% of the total population of european citizens (7.4 million people) have visual problems, 40 million people have hearing problems and 20 million people have mental problems. Their education about the new european currency started as early as 1996
Islands on the euro coins Only islands of over 2500km2 and archipelagos of over 5000km2 were included in the design of the euro coins
Belgian one euro coin Coins are popularly used as a sort of two-sided die and a fair coin is defined to have the probability of heads (in the parlance of Bernoulli trials, a "success") of exactly 0.5. A widely publicized example of an asymmetrical coin is the Belgian one euro coin