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Commemorative coin

500th anniversary of the birth of Fernão Mendes Pinto

Official Journal of the European Union

The inner part of the coin depicts a sailing ship on several wave-shaped inscriptions referring to Portugal, Lisbon, his book and some of his travel destinations. The inscription ‘Portugal’ appears underneath. His name combined with the years 1511 and 2011 appear on top of the inner part. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2011/C 273/04

Edge lettering

five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced.


Isabel Carriço, Fernando Branco.

Volume of issue

Imprensa Nacional e Casa da Moeda ( Lissabon )
Circulation coins 08.09.2011Rolls of 25 coins500.0002,00
Folder BU08.09.201112.5009,53
Folder Proof08.09.20117.50016,91