According to the European Commission the design that won the competition for the €2 Commemorative coin 2012 - ten years of euro cash, got 11,892 and the 'bee design' that came second got only 411 votes less. The butterfly, European map and boy-girl designs came in the 3rd, 4th and 5th position, respectively.
More than 800 designs have been submitted for this competition and more than 35,000 people have voted to selected the best design.
The designer of the winner design, Mr Helmut Andexlinger is a professional designer at the Austrian Mint. He had also submitted a design for the euro competition held in 2009 for the 10 Year since the birth of euro. His design had finished in the second place - find an image of this design below
euro-numismatic.eu (image source)
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