Euro coins - common front side up to the end of 2006
Common front side
All euro coins have a common "European" side and a national side. The common side has the same design in all the euro-area member states. Owing to the enlargement of the European Union (EU), the motif on the European side has had a new design since 1 January 2007
The new €1 and €2 cent coins as well as the 50, 20 and 10 cent coins show Europe without national borders, while the old euro and cent coins show the 15 countries of the European Union before its enlargement on 1 May 2004.
The coins depicting the 15 EU member states will remain legal tender throughout the euro area.