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Commemorative coin

International Year of Astronomy

Official Journal of the European Union

The inner part of the coin depicts an allegory of the birth of the stars and planets together with several astronomical instruments. The mint mark ‘R’ is situated in the bottom left quadrant and the year ‘2009’ is at the bottom. The design is surrounded on the bottom left-hand side by the legend ‘ANNO INTERNAZIONALE DELL’ASTRONOMIA’ and on the top right-hand side by the name of the issuing country, ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2009/C 204/05

Edge lettering

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


Orietta Rossi

Volume of issue

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
Circulation coins 10.09.2009for the staff of the Vatican6.084
Folder BU10.09.200985.00014,00
Philatelic Numismatic Cover BU10.12.200915.00045,00