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Commemorative coin

40th anniversary of the 25th April Revolution

Official Journal of the European Union

The two curves represent the general shape of a carnation, the flower symbolizing the movement, which was also the origin of the revolution’s name. The name of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’ and the Coat of Arms are inscribed on the top of the flower. The center of the image shows the date of the event ‘25 DE ABRIL’ (25th April) and at the bottom is written the number of years past since the revolution ‘40 ANOS’ (40 years) and the year of issuance ‘2014’. The shape of the letters and numbers is inspired on those used in posters and other political information supports 40 years ago, as a symbol of the euphoric period lived right after the event. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2014/C 88/04

Edge lettering

five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced.


José Teixeira

Volume of issue

Imprensa Nacional e Casa da Moeda ( Lissabon )
Circulation coins 23.04.2014Rolls of 25 coins500.0002,00
Folder BU23.04.201415.0009,84
Folder Proof23.04.201410.00017,47