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Commemorative coin

60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

Official Journal of the European Union

The inner part of the coin depicts a man and a woman with an olive branch, an ear of corn, a cogwheel and some barbed wire, symbols representing the right to peace, food, work and freedom respectively, along with the links of a chain broken to form the figure ‘60o’. In the centre of the coin are the initials of the issuing country ‘RI’; to the left the year 2008; to the right the initials ‘MCC’ of the artist Maria Carmela Colaneri and the mint mark ‘R’; at the bottom, a cartouche with the inscription ‘DIRITTI UMANI’. The outer ring of the coin depicts the twelve stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2008/C 89/04

Edge lettering

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


Maria Carmela Colaneri

Volume of issue

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
Circulation coins 10.12.2008Rolls of 40 coins2.500.0002,00