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The (then 15) members of the EU are lightly highlighted and the northern part of Africa and the western part of Asia (including the Middle East) are shown.
Six fine lines cut diagonally behind the globe from each side of the coin and have twelve stars at their ends (reflective of the flag of Europe).
The design of the 1 to 5 cent coins was intended to show the European Union's (EU) place in the world (relative to Africa and Asia) while the one and two euro coins showed the 15 states as one and the 10 to 50 cent coins showed separate EU states.
The design of the national sides, then fifteen (eurozone plus Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican who could also mint their own coins) was the subject of national competitions, but was subject to some uniform specifications such as the requirement to include twelve stars (see euro coins for more).
All have to include twelve stars (in most cases arranged in a circle around the edge), the engraver's initials and the year of issue.
New designs also have to include the name or initials of the issuing country.
The side cannot repeat the denomination of the coin unless the issuing country uses an alphabet other than Latin (currently, Greece and Cyprus are the only such countries, hence Greece engraves "5 ΛΕΠΤΑ" (5 lepta) on its coins).
The coin dates from 2002, when euro coins and banknotes were introduced in the 12 member eurozone and its related territories.
The common side was designed by Luc Luycx, a Belgian artist who won a Europe-wide competition to design the new coins.