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2 euro PORTUGAL (2007) Presidency of Portugal in the EU Council

2 euro 2007 Presidency of Portugal in the EU Council - Portuguese coins
2 euro 2007 Presidency of Portugal in the EU Council - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the centre a cork oak (Quercus suber); left from its trunk Portuguese Coat of Arms, right from it in three lines: POR/TV/GAL (Portugal); along the bottom inner ring year of issue: 2007 and inscription: PRESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA U.E. (Presidency of the EU Council); 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 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 with concave seven castles and five shields from Portuguese Coat of Arms:

edge 2 euro
issue date:
1 VI 2007
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Irene Vilar (signature before year of issue 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 after year od issue on the obverse)
mintage:
2007 1 250 000 + 15 000 in boxed sets
interesting facts:
The Presidency of the EU Council is a six-month period of leading the Council of the European Union and representing the Union abroad. Portugal was leading the Union previously in 1992 and 2000 and this coin promotes the third presidency taking place in the second half of 2007.
last update: 27 I 2013

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