The Italian 10-cent coin depicts The Birth of Venus, painted around 1486 by Sandro Botticelli. This large-scale work is considered one of the most impressive of the period. Despite the title, the picture does not show Venus at birth but her arrival on the beach in Cyprus. The picture is held in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The reproduction on the coin is by Claudia Momoni.
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.