Italian euro coins - modern banknotes Italy. Each of the national side of the coin has a unique design. The choice between the design options of coins was left to the Italian public through television, presenting alternative designs. People voted for options, picking certain phones. The only coin that has not participated in the elections, there was 1 euro as Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who was at that time Minister of Economy, has already decided that there will be placed Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci.