2 Euro - Fernão Mendes Pinto (2011)

Features

Denomination 2 Euro
Catalog Number KM# 804
Weight (g) 8.5
Diameter (mm) 25.75
Thickness (mm) 2.2
Shape: Round
Composition: Bi-metallic Nickel-Brass plated Nickel center in Copper-Nickel ring
Magnetic
Currency Value (USD) 2.38
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Commemorative

Obverse

Lettering:
FERNÃO MENDES PINTO
1511 2011
PORTUGAL
INCM IC-FB
PORTUGAL INDIA DIU GOA BIRMANIA PEREGRINÄÇO
PEREGRINÄÇO TARTÁRIA CHINA MALACA ORMUZ SONDA NACAU PATANE SIÄO CAMBOIA LÉQUIO


Description:
500th anniversary of Fernão Mendes Pinto’s birth.
Portuguese explorer whose book on his discoveries and adventures in the seas and countries of Asia was published posthumously under title “Peregrinação” (Pilgrimage), depicts a sailing ship floating on a sea formed by a series of wave-shaped references to Portugal, Lisbon, his book and some of the destinations of his travels, With the country designation “Portugal” centred beneath them. His name flanked by the dates “1511” and “2011” form a semicircle around the upper edge of the inner part. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Reverse

Engraved by Luc Luycx
Lettering:
2 EURO LL

Edge

Description:
Milled with inscription: seven castles and five Coats of Arms.
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
2011 INCM 500,000 Common
2011 INCM 12,500 In sets only Unknown
2011 INCM 7,500 Proof Unknown

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