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1 euro PORTUGAL (from 2008)

1 euro from 2008 - Portuguese coins
1 euro from 2008 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
23.25 mm 7.5 g 2.33 mm Cu75Zn20Ni5/Cu75Ni25
obverse:
in the centre a royal seal of Alfonso I of Portugal from 1144; 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 five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the centre face value: 1, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription 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:
three plain and three reeded sections
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 below letter 'O' in EURO 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 4 893 000 + 26 500 in boxed sets
2009 20 000 000 + 34 000 in boxed sets
2010 20 000 000 + 39 500 in boxed sets
2011 5 000 000 + 39 500 in boxed sets
2012 - + 39 500 in boxed sets
2013 - + 39 500 in boxed sets
2014 9 000 000 + 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 1144.

Seal of King of Portugal Alfons I from 1144
last update: 14 VII 2015

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