Celebratory currency: 10th Anniversary of the European Monetary Union
Series: 10 Years of ENE
Front side: The coin shows a design of a little man merged with the euro symbol (€). In this way, it tries to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) as the last step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration. The coin is issued by each euro area country and shows the name of the country and the legend “EMU 1999-2009” in the respective language(s). The outer ring of the coin bears the 12 stars of the European Union.