The national side of the Italian 5-cent coin depicts the Colosseum in Rome. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre built in ancient Rome. Today, this giant arena, built between 72 and 80 AD, is one of the city’s best-known landmarks and testifies to the great construction skills of ancient Rome. Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini created the design for this coin.
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.