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Commemorative coin

Centenary of the Fatima apparitions

Official Journal of the European Union

The design features the three young shepherds to whom Mary appeared, on the background the Sanctuary of Fatima. At the top is the inscription ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’ in semi-circle and right under is the year ‘1917’. Underneath the year, from left to right, is the inscription ‘FATIMA 2017’. At the left side is the mintmark ‘R’ and at the bottom the name of the designer ‘O.ROSSI’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2018, Official Journal of the European Union, 2017/C 321/06

Edge lettering

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


Orietta Rossi

Volume of issue

Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
Folder BU05.10.201780.00018,00
Philatelic Numismatic Cover BU06.12.20178.00045,00
Folder Proof05.10.201710.00037,00