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Commemorative coin

250 years of the Official Printing Works (‘Imprensa Nacional’)

Official Journal of the European Union

The design displays the inscription ‘1768-2018 IMPRENSA NACIONAL DUZENTOS E CINQUENTA 250 ANOS PORTUGAL MMXVIII’ as if the letters and numbers were books displayed in a library. At the bottom of the inner ring there is the name of the artist ‘Eduardo Aires’ at the left side and the mintmark ‘INCM’ at the right side. The Official Printing Works are responsible with the publication of the Portuguese Official Journal containing all the legislative activity of the country, books of the highest cultural relevance, and other cultural activities. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2018/C 234/05

Edge lettering

five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced.


Eduardo Aires

Volume of issue

Imprensa Nacional e Casa da Moeda ( Lissabon )
Circulation coins 22.05.2018Rolls of 25 coins500.0002,00
Folder BU22.05.201810.0009,84
Folder Proof22.05.201810.00017,47