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Commemorative coin – 250th anniversary of the Ajuda Botanical Garden

Banco de Portugal will put a commemorative coin into circulation from 25 July 2018, with face value of €2, called ‘250th anniversary of the Ajuda Botanical Garden’.

The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Banco de Portugal’s cash offices.

The ‘250th anniversary of the Ajuda Botanical Garden’ has the following features:


On the common side: 

  • the European design used on euro coins in circulation.

On the national side, surrounded by the twelve stars of the European Union, the Dragon tree, one of the most iconic trees in the garden, and around the edges

  • the upper edge, the words ‘250 Anos do Jardim Botânico da Ajuda’;
  • the lower edge, the words ‘Portugal 2018’, the name of the author and the abbreviation ‘INCM’.

The characteristics of this coin were approved by Executive Order No 69/2018, published in Official Gazette, Series I – No 48 of 8 March. The issue limit was set at 500,000 coins with normal finish.


Banco de Portugal sells commemorative coins to the public exclusively through its cash offices (normal finish only). 

Those interested in obtaining these coins should fill out the form provided giving the face value and number of coins desired. 

Banco de Portugal does not reserve coins nor send them by post.