For the 10-cent coin, Austria has chosen St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. The building is regarded as a symbol of Austrian identity. The cathedral, with its many fine details, is also important from an architectural and art history perspective. St. Stephen’s Cathedral welcomes almost 3 million visitors every year, making it Vienna’s most popular tourist venue.
Euro coins and banknotes were introduced on 1 January 2002 in twelve countries. Today, the euro area has grown to include 18 countries. Euro coins feature a common design on one side. Also, the national side (reverse) of every coin includes a ring of 12 stars from the European Union flag. Each country has its own design for the national side of its coins.