What Is the Euro Equivalent of a Penny?

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One-cent Euro coins are available in Europe and are analogous to pennies in the United States. These coins have the lowest face value of any coin currently used as legal tender in the European Union.

Weighing just 2.3 grams, the one Euro cent coin is lighter than all other Euro coins in circulation in 2014. In comparison, the two Euro coin is more than three times as heavy at 8.5 grams.

Various countries within the European Union offer different images on one side of the one Euro cent coin. For instance, coins from Ireland have a harp image on them, while Greek coins feature an image of a warship used in ancient times.