Slovenia is the 13th member state of the European Union to adopt the Euro as its national currency. The Euro symbol is engraved on one side of all coins, but each nation chooses an image for the flip side. The Slovenians chose a bust of Primus Truber, 1508-1586, a founding father of their Protestant history.
Truber, a Lutheran reformer and author of the first book printed in Slovenian (the 1550 Catechism), was exiled twice for his Protestant activities. The coin says Stati inu Obstati, to stand and withstand, from his sermon on faith in the Catechism. He also translated the New Testament into Slovenian.
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