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Commemorative coin

80th anniversary of the Pope Benedictus XVI

Official Journal of the European Union

The inner part of the coin features a bust of His Holiness Benedictus XVI in profile facing to the left. The legend ‘BENEDICTI XVI P.M. AETATIS ANNO LXXX CITTA' DEL VATICANO’ is engraved around the portrait. On the left hand side, the mintmark ‘R’, the issuing year ‘2007’ and the initials of the engraver ‘M.C.C. INC.’. On the right hand side, the author's name ‘LONGO’. The outer ring of the coin depicts the twelve stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2007/C 233/08

Edge lettering

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


Daniela Longo

Volume of issue

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
Folder BU16.04.200785.00011,00
Philatelic Numismatic Cover BU16.04.200715.00045,00