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2 euro PORTUGAL (2008) Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2 euro 2008 Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Portuguese coins
2 euro 2008 Universal Declaration of Human Rights - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
above the centre Portuguese Coat of Arms, lower in two lines: PORTUGAL and year of issue: 2008; below a line of 15 pictograms symbolising human figures; along the bottom inner ring: 60 ANOS DA DECLARAÇÃO UNIVERSAL DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS (60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; 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:
15 IX 2008
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
João Duarte (signature Esc. J. Duarte along inner ring after HUMANOS on the obverse [Esc. - ESCULTOR - sculptor), 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:
2008 1 000 000 + 15 000 in boxed sets
interesting facts:
This coin commemorates the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of announcing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.
last update: 27 I 2013

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