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Commemorative coin

50 years of the World Food Programme

Official Journal of the European Union

The foreground shows the globe, tilted to the right and bearing the inscription ‘WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME’, from which emerges an ear of wheat, an ear of maize and an ear of rice, the three grains representing the world's basic sources of nourishment. To the right of the globe is the I superimposed on an R denoting ‘Repubblica Italiana’, below which there appears a smaller combination of the letters U and P, the initials of the engraver, Uliana Pernazza. To the upper left of the globe there appears the mint mark ‘R’ and under the globe the year mark ‘2004’. The 12 stars of the European Union are positioned around the outer circle.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2004/C 313/03

Edge lettering

« 2 ★ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted


Uliana Pernazza

Volume of issue

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
Circulation coins 15.12.2004Rolls of 40 coins16.000.0002,00