A sower, an important motif in Slovenian cultural history, decorates the 5-cent coin. The seeds being sown include 13 stars, which, together with the standard twelve EU stars on the edge of the coin, represent the number of Member States in the European Union at the date of the euro’s introduction in Slovenia.
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.