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Commemorative coins 2004

Athens Olympic Games in 2004

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Greece

A statue of the ‘discobolus’, or discus-thrower, is featured on this coin commemorating the Olympic Games held in Athens in 2004.

Issuing volume: 50 million coins
Official Journal: C091 15.04.2004, p.5

 

Forty years of the World Food Programme

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Italy

Three ears of grain: wheat, maize and rice, the three grains representing the world’s basic sources of nourishment, emerge from behind a globe, commemorating the start of the World Food Programme’s fifth decade.

Issuing volume: 16 million coins
Official Journal: C313 18.12.2004, p.3 

Grand Duke Henri

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Luxembourg

The effigy of Grand Duke Henri and his monogram, a special letter ‘H’ topped with a crown, are featured on this commemorative coin.

Issuing volume: 2.49 million coins
Official Journal: C243 30.09.2004, p.6

 

Enlargement of the European Union to ten new Member States

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Finland

The coin features a stylised pillar, from the top of which new leaves grow upwards, representing the enlargement of the European Union in 2004.

Issuing volume: 1 million coins
Official Journal: C243 30.09.2004, p.3 

Bartolomeo Borghesi

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San Marino

This coin features a bust of historian Bartolomeo Borghesi, one of the founding fathers of the modern science of numismatics. Borghesi spent a considerable part of his life in San Marino, where he died in 1860.

Issuing volume: 110 000 coins
Official Journal: C298 03.12.2004, p.2

 

75th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican City State

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Vatican

This coin depicts a schematic representation of the perimeter walls of the Vatican City with St Peter’s Basilica in the foreground.

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Official Journal: C321 28.12.2004, p.3

 

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