The 50-cent coin depicts Triglav mountain, the highest peak in Slovenia. The Triglav is a Slovenian national symbol and is included in the national coat of arms. It is a Slovenian tradition to climb this 2,864 metre peak at least once in a lifetime.
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.