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Commemorative coin

European Year of Cultural Heritage — The Laocoön group

Official Journal of the European Union

The design features the Statue of Laocoön and His Sons, also called the Laocoön Group, a fundamental work of the world sculpture, foundational for the Vatican Museums. At the center bottom, the inscription of the issuing country ‘Città del VATICANO’. From left to right, in semi-circle, the inscription ‘ANNO EUROPEO DEL PATRIMONIO CULTURALE’. At the top right the year of issuance ‘2018’ and the mintmark ‘R’. At the bottom right the name of the artist ‘D. LONGO’. 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 133/04

Edge lettering

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


Daniela Longo

Volume of issue

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
Folder BU01.06.201876.00018,00
Philatelic Numismatic Cover BU06.09.20188.00046,00
Folder Proof01.06.201810.00037,00