These are the symbols which identify the mint's director. These marks can be symbols or letters. Only Belgium, Finland, France and The Netherlands include a mint master mark on their coins. Monaco, Luxembourg and Slovenia have mint master marks corresponding to the mint that produces them. The formal term for this mark is 'Signature mark of the master of the mint'. The mark is also referred to as a 'privy mark'.

Privy Marks and Mintmaster Marks on Euro coins
Country Privy Mark Description Mint Master
Belgium1 Scale Romain Coenen
1999-2009
Belgium Quill Serge Lesens
2009-Present
Finland (prior to 2007) The letter "M" Raimo Makkonen
France Bee Pierre Rodier
1999- 2000
Horseshoe Gérard Buquoy
2001- 2002
Heart stylized with initials of Mint Master Serge Levet
2003
Hunting horn, a wave and a fish Hubert Larivière
2004- present
Luxembourg
Coins dated 20023
Bow & arrow with star W. J. van Schouwenburg
2000 (temporary director)
Luxembourg
Coins dated 2004 and
2009-present3
Sailboat Maarten Brouwer
2003- present
Luxembourg
Coins dated 2007-20083
Hunting horn, a wave and a fish Hubert Larivière
2004- present
Monaco2 Horseshoe Gérard Buquoy
2001- 2002
Heart stylized with initials of Mint Master Serge Levet
2003
Hunting horn, a wave and a fish Hubert Larivière
2004- present
Netherlands
Bow & arrow Drs. Chr. van Draanen
1999
Bow & arrow with star W. J. van Schouwenburg
2000 (temporary director)
Vine branch and fruits R. Bruens
2001
Vine branch and fruits with star Maarten Brouwer
2002 (temporary director)
Sailboat Maarten Brouwer
2003- present
Slovenia
Coins dated 2008-present4
Sailboat Maarten Brouwer
2003- present
  1. The Belgian mintmaster mark had only been used on the 2 euro commemorative issues, prior to 2008.
  2. Monegasque euro coins are minted in Pessac, France and bear the mintmarks of France. Since no Monegasque Euro coin production began in 2001, the French mintmaster mark used for 1999 and 2000 is not present on any of the coins.
  3. Luxembourg has no domestic mint. Luxembourgish euro coins have been minted in three locations around the Eurozone. The mintmarks, mintmaster's marks and national identification letters can be found near the date (for those produced in Netherlands, Finland and France) or in one of the EU stars on these coins (for those produced in France).
    SEE: Luxembourg
  4. Slovenia has no domestic mint. Slovenian euro coins have been minted in two locations in the Eurozone. The national identifier (for those produced in Finland), mintmark and mintmaster's mark (for those produced in Netherlands) can be found near one of the EU stars on these coins.
    SEE: Slovenia
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