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Quote from: European CommissionE-007066/2020Answer given by Mr Gentilonion behalf of the European Commission(10.3.2021)The choice of the national side of euro coins belongs to the Member State issuing the coin. Euro area Member States may object to designs of national sides as the Council has to give final approval of the design (Article 10 of Regulation No 729/2014). Recital 13 also recalls that the design on the national side of euro coins under approval shall take into account the fact that these coins circulate in the whole euro area and not only in the issuing Member State. While no Member State ever raised objections on the euro coins issued by Spain, the fact that the national side depicts the Head of State is customary in European Monarchies. Following the abdication of King Juan Carlos I in 2014, the portrait on the 1 and 2-euro coins was changed to that of the new King Felipe VI.The Commission does not envisage proposing any change to those rules.