The Euro is the official currency of 18 Eurozone countries. The currency is managed by the European Central Bank (ECB) based in Frankfurt in collaboration with the Eurosystem. Despite being a modern currency, it is already the second largest reserve currency and second most traded in the world. The Euro coins come in denominations of 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1 and €2. Euro banknotes are available as €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. All Euro coins have a common side which shows the amount and a map of Europe. On the reverse, each country has their own variation which represents their culture. Despite these differences, all Euro coins are valid in all Eurozone countries. The Euro banknotes are the same on both sides in all Eurozone countries. They were designed by an Austrian, Robert Kalina, and each denomination has its own color and represents a historic period of European architecture with windows and gates on the front and bridges on the reverse.
Euro to British pound conversion
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The Pound Sterling is the third biggest reserve currency at 4%. It is unclear where the name "sterling" comes from. The first mention of "sterilensis" was in 1078 when the shilling was introduced. There are various sources the name could have come from; some early coins depicted stars and starlings, and medieval merchants were known as easterlings, meanwhile the meaning of "ster" in German is strong, reliable or excellent.
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