20th anniversary of freedom and democracy
The inner part of the coin depicts a stylised bell made up of a series of keys.
This recalls the demonstration on 17 November 1989, when marching citizens shook their bunches of keys to make a jangling sound.
This marked the beginning of the Velvet Revolution.
To the bottom right of the design are the artist’s mark and the mint mark of the Slovak Mint (Mincov ? a Kremnica).
The design is surrounded above by the legend ‘17.
NOVEMBER SLOBODA — DEMOKRACIA’ and the dates ‘1989-2009’ and below by the name of the issuing country, ‘SLOVENSKO’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.