5 euro – EU Enlargement
Series: Austria – Silver 5 euro coins
The nine-sided silver coin displays a map of Europe with the accession countries clearly distinguished with small token flags. The names of the ten new members are inscribed below each in its own official language and each with a star. (Unlike the flag of the U.S.A., the European flag will not change from the original circle of twelve stars which represent the union rather than the individual states.) A small logo to the left of the design identifies the Austrian coin as a contribution to a European series of six coins celebrating the EU enlargement.