DID YOU KNOW?
Euro coins are created with highly secure machine-readable contours that prevent the creation and circulation of fake euros – the euro is a very hard currency to fake, owing to these strict security measures. Some coins, mostly the ones of a lower value, are constructed from Nordic Gold, an alloy made entirely for coins. Unfortunately, Nordic Gold contains no gold at all and is a composition comprised of copper, aluminum, zinc, and tin. Its color and weight bear no resemblance to real gold.