|The Official European 2002 Blister contains all the 1 and 2 cents coin issued across the Eurozone, for a total of 24 coins, and a silver medal.
The design process for the euro coins started in spring 1996. During the Informal Ecofin Council in Verona, the european governments decided that the euro coins will have a European side and a national side. Member States were free to choose the national side (preferably with the display of twelve stars on it) and the Commission organised a competition at European level to select the design for the common face of the euro coins. The design competition was limited to three themes:
Architectural and ornamental style, Aims and ideals of the European union and European personalities