Euro coins in my possession
I took a moment to observe and photograph Euro coins in my possession, on an evening at my hotel room in the Marais district of Paris.
A pair of 2-Euro coins. The left is the original 1999 design, which shows the 15 European Union members at the time of the Euro's introduction. (Denmark, Sweden, and the UK did not join the Euro, but they were part of the European Union and therefore are shown on the map.) The right is the 2007 redesign, which shows all of Europe as a single continent, as European Union continues to expand and integrate.