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2 euro cent PORTUGAL (from 2002)

2 euro cent from 2002 - Portuguese coins
2 euro cent from 2002 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
18.75 mm 3.06 g 1.67 mm steel Cu-plated
obverse:
in the centre a royal seal of Alfonso I of Portugal from 1134; along the top inner ring inscription: PORTUGAL divided by symbols of seven castles from Portuguese Coat of Arms; along the bottom inner ring a year of issue divided by five shields from Portuguese Coat of Arms; at the edge a ring of twelve concave five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the centre face value: 2, on the top right in two lines: EURO / CENT; below the globe with a view to Europe; in the background diagonally six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
plain with a groove
issue date:
1 I 2002
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Vítor Manuel Fernandes dos Santos (initials VS above the most left shield on the obverse), Luc Luycx (initials LL right from the globe on the reverse)
mint:
Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda (National Press - The Mint), Lisbon (mint mark INCM above the most right shield on the obverse)
mintage:
2002 324 376 590 + 55 000 in boxed sets
2003 - + 70 000 in boxed sets
2004 1 000 000 + 70 000 in boxed sets
2005 10 000 000 + 60 000 in boxed sets
2006 1 000 000 + 26 000 in boxed sets
2007 10 000 000 + 21 500 in boxed sets
2008 35 000 000 + 26 500 in boxed sets
2009 45 000 000 + 34 000 in boxed sets
2010 10 000 000 + 39 500 in boxed sets
2011 30 000 000 + 39 500 in boxed sets
2012 35 000 000 + 39 500 in boxed sets
2013 - + 39 500 in boxed sets
2014 20 000 000 + 39 500 in boxed sets
2015 ??? + 21 000 in boxed sets
interesting facts:
One of the seals of the first King of Portugal Alfons I from 1134.

Seal of King of Portugal Alfons I
last update: 14 VII 2015

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