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Commemorative coin – ‘75th Anniversary of the United Nations’ will start circulating on 7 October

The Banco de Portugal will put a commemorative coin into circulation from 7 October 2020, with face value of €2, entitled ‘75th Anniversary of the United Nations’.

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

Moeda corrente comemorativa – “75 Anos da Organização das Nações Unidas”

The ‘75th Anniversary of the United Nations’ coin 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:

  • At the top, the words ‘2020 Portugal’;
  • In the middle, a reference to the 75th anniversary of this organisation, in Portuguese and English;
  • At the bottom, on the left, the words ‘Casa da Moeda’, in the middle, the UN emblem, and, on the right, the name of the author.

The characteristics of this coin were approved by Executive Order No 139/2020, published in the Official Gazette, Series I - No 112 of 9 June.

The issue limit was set at 500,000 coins with normal finish.


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

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