|The Slovene Starter Kit was issued on 15 December 2006, priced at SIT 3000,30 and includes 43 coins:
Slovenia was the first country to join the eurozone out of the 10 new member states that joined the European Union in 2004. The Solvene euro coins are the first to feature a new common side, with a new map of Europe on the bicoloured and Nordic-gold coins.
The use of the Prince's Stone (Slovenian Knezji kamen, German Furstenstein) on the 2 cents coin caused a minor political stir in the Austrian State of Carinthia. The stone, an ancient Roman column that was used in the ritual of installing the princes of Karantania and later of the Duchy of Carinthia, is kept in a museum in Klagenfurt, the Carinthian capital, where it is also considered a historical icon of the state.