Commemorative coin: 35 Years of the Erasmus Programme
Series: Erasmus Programme
Front side: The project is a combination of two main elements of the Erasmus programme: Erasmus itself and the allegory of its impact on Europe. The first is expressed through one of the most famous depictions of Erasmus. The second is expressed through a ray of links running through the coin from one beacon to another, representing the multiple intellectual and human exchanges between European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links create other stars, born out of synergy between countries. The number 35, for the 35th anniversary, is displayed by the stars in a modern graphic representation. The outer ring bears the twelve stars of the European flag.