Coin featuring Guimarães 2012 awarded an international award

November 13, 2013

The commemorative 2 Euro coin featuring Guimarães 2012 - Capital Europeia da Cultura– which is the work of plastic artist José de Guimarães was awarded the Special Mention of the Vicenza Numismatica International Award in the category of Best Minted Coin in 2012.

The jury of the 1st edition of the Award decided to give this sought-after award to the coin minted byINCMin order to mark that important cultural event in the city of Guimarães and the award giving ceremony will take place in Vicenza, in February 2014.

The Portuguese face of the coin shows images of great meaning that are symbols of the "birthplace" of the Nation – King Afonso Henriques, its sword and the castle – also present at the packaging of the coin, which is the work of José Guimarães as well.

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