The design features the Maltese prehistoric temples of Mnajdra, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Mnajdra is a prehistoric site consisting of three temples nestled around an oval forecourt. It is situated on the Southern coast of Malta, some 500 meters away from Hagar Qim. Mnajdra is best known for its astronomical alignments and the South temple seems to have been constructed to mark the sunrise on the equinox and the solstice. The Oldest parts of this complex date around 3 600-3 200 BC. At the top right of the design there are the inscriptions ‘MNAJDRA’, ‘TEMPLES’ and the years ‘3 600-2 500 BC’, one underneath the other. At the bottom left there is the name of the issuing country ‘MALTA’ and underneath there is the year of issuance ‘2018’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.