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Commemorative coin

150 Years of Public Security

Official Journal of the European Union

The design shows human figures and buildings, symbolic representations of citizens and cities, where the public security is mainly assured and the simplified police symbol. The legends include the year ‘1867’ and the year of issue ‘2017’, the country of issue ‘PORTUGAL’, the subject of commemoration (‘SEGURANÇA PÚBLICA’ – Public Security), the three main issues related to citizenship (‘DIREITOS’, ‘LIBERDADES’ e ‘GARANTIAS’ – Rights, Freedoms and Warranties), and the author’s 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, 2017/C 120/08

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 13.07.2017Rolls of 25 coins500.0002,00
Folder BU13.07.201710.0009,84
Folder Proof13.07.2017Official coincard, colored10.00017,47