The €2 coin depicts Slovenia’s most famous poet France Prešeren. He wrote love and nature poetry and an important epic work Baptism on the Savica. What is considered his main work, the collection Poezije (poems), appeared in 1847. He also wrote some poems, especially sonnets, in German.
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.