The common sides of the eight euro coins have different designs:
€2 and €1, 50, 20 and 10 cent show either the European Union before its
enlargement on 1 May 2004 or, as of 1 January 2007, a geographical image of Europe. Coins from Italy
(including San Marino and the Vatican City), Austria and Portugal show the more recent design only if
they are dated “2008” or later.
5, 2 and 1 cent show Europe in relation to Africa and
Asia on a globe.