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The reverse (used from 2007 onwards) was designed by Luc Luycx and displays a map of Europe on the left.
The common side was designed by Luc Luycx, a Belgian artist who won a Europe-wide competition to design the new coins.
The design of the 10 to 50 cent coins were intended to show separate states of the European Union (EU), as opposed to the one and two euro coins showing the 15 states as one and the 1 to 5 cent coins showing the EU's place in the world.
This happened in Monaco and the Vatican City resulting in three new designs in circulation (the Vatican had an interim design until the new Pope was selected).
National designs have seen some changes due to new rules stating that national designs should include the name of the issuing country (Finland and Belgium both do not show their name, and hence have made minor changes).
Belgium: The Belgian design was chosen by a panel of leading Belgian officials, artisans and experts in numismatics.
They chose an effigy of King Albert II designed by Jan Alfons Keustermans, Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout.
The national sides, then 15 (eurozone Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican who could mint their own) were each designed according to national competitions, though to specifications which applied to all coins such as the requirement of including twelve stars (see euro coins for more).
National designs were not allowed to change until the end of 2008, unless a monarch (whose portrait usually appears on the coins) dies or abdicates.
It has been used since Cyprus adopted the euro in 2008.
It was chosen in a public vote and the exact design was created by Erik Maell and Tatiana Soteropoulos.
Luc Luycx designed the original coin, which was much the same except the design was only of the then 15 members and shown with gaps between the states and raised rather than with an indented sea.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating