The people of Croatia have declared the prenatal child as the universal symbol of human life with the minting of this commemorative coin. The baby is represented on the coin with 12 sides, one for each week of gestation during the first trimester. Rays of sunlight surround the child and completes the engraving, evoking the splendor and value of a life to be protected.
The front of the coin showcases a human child passing through their fetal stage of life, celebrating the ending of one millennium and ushering in the next.
The reverse side of the coin indicates its value. In the contours of the number 25, a marten is shown running to the right. The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Croatia is shown on the lower central part of the ring.
Engraver: Damir Mataušić