Europa is the old name of European Union. ECU
(European Currency Unit) has been replaced by Euro. A large number of coins
have been produced to commemorate special historical events and
personalities of European Union. Most of these coins were minted from 1972 to 1992
Bruce's 4th edition of "Unusual Coins
of the World" by Krause publication in 2004. This book features a great
variety of Europa coins in copper, silver and gold including patterns.