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Commemorative coin

Guimesarã, the European Capital of Culture 2012

Official Journal of the European Union

The coins depicts three of Guimarães most relevant symbols: King Afonso Henriques and his sword and a part of the city castle. On the left, the Portuguese Coat of Arms and the indication of the issuing country: Portugal. On the bottom right is the Guimarães 2012 event logo and the artist name: José de Guimarães. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2012/C 160/06

Edge lettering

five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced.


José de Guimarães

Volume of issue

Imprensa Nacional e Casa da Moeda ( Lissabon )
Circulation coins 21.06.2012Rolls of 25 coins500.0002,00
Folder BU21.06.201210.0009,84
Folder Proof21.06.201210.00017,47