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10 euro cent PORTUGAL (from 2008)

10 euro cent from 2008 - Portuguese coins
10 euro cent from 2008 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
19.75 mm 4.1 g 1.93 mm Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1
(Nordic Gold)
obverse:
in the centre a royal seal of Alfonso I of Portugal from 1142; 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:
right from the centre face value: 10, below in two lines: EURO / CENT; on the left a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
reeded
issue date:
1 I 2008
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Vítor Manuel Fernandes dos Santos (initials VS above the most left shield on the obverse), Luc Luycx (initials LL after 10 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:
2008 1 000 000 + 26 500 in boxed sets
2009 10 000 000 + 34 000 in boxed sets
2010 - + 39 500 in boxed sets
2011 - + 39 500 in boxed sets
2012 - + 39 500 in boxed sets
2013 - + 39 500 in boxed sets
2014 - + 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 1142.

Seal of King of Portugal Alfons I from 1142
last update: 14 VII 2015

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