The coins of Europe have a fascinating history. Dating back to medieval times, the coins have had a number of important changes. The minting process was improved greatly and some of the images on these coins are the only known portraits of many leaders. Putting a collection of European coins together is a great adventure. Lots to learn about many countries. From Germany, Poland, Italy, Greece, Spain, to the rest of the 50 countries of Europe, putting together a collection of at least one coin from each country is a wonderful way to learn and enjoy the coins of Europe.