The differences in design consist of inserted artistic elements – lines – in the background of the stars in two of the three designs: the laying of lines in the vertical position as in 1 and 2 euro coins and the horizontal position as in 10, 20 and 50 euro cent. The background of stars in the design of the 1, 2 and 5 euro cent is plain.
The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag. They were designed by the sculptor Antanas Žukauskas.
The edge-lettering of the 2-euro coin bears the inscription "LAISVĖ * VIENYBĖ * GEROVĖ *", meaning Liberty-Solidarity-Prosperity."