The famous cathedral of Santiago de Compostela features on the national side of the Spanish 1, 2 and 5-cent coins.In 1985, the old town of Santiago de Compostela was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The design of the coins is by Garcilaso Rollán.
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.