Portuguese commemorative 2 euro coins 2007 - Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Commemorative 2 euro coins from Portugal
Reverse: left from the coin 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)
Issuing volume: 2 million coins
Date of issue: FDI - 1 June 2007
FDC - 1 July 2007
Face value: 2 euro
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 8.5 gr
Composition: BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Design: Irene Vilar is credited with the design of the Portuguese 2007 €2 Euro Commemorative coin.
Designer / Engraver Inscriptions: 'I. Vilar' First initial and last name signature of the designer.
€2 Edge Inscription: The Portuguese €2 coin edge inscription is comprised of seven castles and five shields.
Mint Location: Imprensa Nacional e Casa da Moeda (INCM) (National Currency Mint House), in Lisbon, Portugal
Mint Marks: Abbreviation of the Lisbon Mint: INCM.
Located at the lower left, inner circle, above the 7 o'clock star.
National Identification: Text: 'PORTUGAL'
Notes: This is the first €2 Commemorative Issue for Portugal.