Portuguese euro coins


Portuguese euro coins

Portuguese euro coins show three different designs for each of the three series of coins. However, they are quite similar in that all contain old Portuguese royal mints and seals within a circle of seven castles and five escutcheona with silver bezants (all similar to what can be seen in the Coat of arms and Flag of Portugal) and the word "Portugal". Also featured in the designs, all done by Vitor Manuel Fernandes dos Santos, are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of minting.

Portuguese euro design

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Coin image box 8 singles
header = Depiction of Portuguese euro coinage | Obverse side
column_1_width = 151
column_2_width = 167
column_3_width = 157
denom_1 = € 0.01
denom_2 = € 0.02
denom_3 = € 0.05
image_1 =
image_2 =
image_3 =
row_1_caption = The royal seal of 1134

denom_4 = € 0.10
denom_5 = € 0.20
denom_6 = € 0.50
image_4 =
image_5 =
image_6 =
row_2_caption = The royal seal of 1142

denom_7 = € 1.00
denom_8 = € 2.00
header_9 = € 2 Coin Edge
box_9 = The edge lettering features the seven castles and five coats of arms also found on the national side
image_7 =
image_8 =
row_3_caption = The royal seal of 1144

Circulating Mintage quantities

€2 commemorative coins

References

External links

* [http://www.ecb.int/bc/euro/coins/html/pt.en.html European Central Bank – Information about the Portuguese euro coins]
* [http://www.bportugal.pt Banco de Portugal (Central Bank of Portugal)]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/files/files.nat/portugal.s01.htm The Euro Information Website – Portugal]


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