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2 euro PORTUGAL (2010) 100 Years of The Portuguese Republic

2 euro 2010 - 100 Years of The Portuguese Republic - Portuguese coins
2 euro 2010 - 100 Years of The Portuguese Republic - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
on the left a bust of woman in Phrygian cap facing right - personification of the Republic; in the background Portuguese Coat of Arms; along the top edge: REPÚBLICA PORTUGUESA (Portuguese Republic); along the bottom edge dates: 1910•2010•; 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:
7 IX 2010
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
José Cândido (signature along the left edge behind woman's head 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 along the left edge behind woman's neck on the obverse)
mintage:
2010 1 000 000 + 15 000 in boxed sets
interesting facts:
In the result of a few days long revolution, on October 5, 1910 king Manuel II of Portugal abdicated and Portugal was announced the republic for the first time in history.
last update: 27 I 2013

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