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2 euro PORTUGAL (2002-2006)

2 euro 2002-2006 - Portuguese coins
2 euro 2002-2006 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
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: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a simplified map of Europe showing borders of countries - members of the EU in 1999; 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 with concave seven castles and five shields from Portuguese Coat of Arms:

edge 2 euro
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 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:
2002 61 930 775 + 55 000 in boxed sets
2003 5 979 750 + 70 000 in boxed sets
2004 1 000 000 + 70 000 in boxed sets
2005 1 000 000 + 60 000 in boxed sets
2006 1 000 000 + 26 000 in boxed sets
2007 - + 21 500 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: 27 I 2013

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