Portugal 2012 2e Guimaraes, European Capital of Culture 2012

Portugal 2012 2e Guimaraes, European Capital of Culture 2012


2012 Portugal 2 euro commorative coin: Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012.

The inner part of the coin depicts a stylised image of Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal,
together with his sword and the Castle of Guimarães, which is regarded as the birthplace of Portugal
as an independent nation in the 12th century.
To the left of the image is the Portuguese shield above the word 'PORTUGAL'.
To the lower right is the inscription 'GUIMARÃES 2012' with the logo of Guimarães
2012 European Capital of Culture.
Along the lower edge of the inner part are the mintmark 'INCM' and the name of the designer, 'JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES'.
The outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Date of Issue: 21 June 2012
Diameter: 25.75 mm.
Thickness: 2.20 mm.
Metal: Outer part: copper-nickel; inner part: three layers: nickel brass, nickel, nickel brass
Weight: 8.5g.
Issuing volume: 520 000
Designer:
  • Model: EUR PRT 2012
  • Brand/Manufactured by: [Euro coins]


6,20€

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