The 10, 20 and 50-cent coins show Bratislava castle.The castle, perched on a plateau above the city, is the dominant landmark of Bratislava. It was included in the first documentary mention of the city, in the Annals of Salzburg in 907. The motif of these euro coins was designed by Ján Černaj and Pavol Károly.
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.