2 Euro - Guimarães (2012)

Features

Denomination 2 Euro
Catalog Number KM# 813
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) 2.43
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Commemorative

Obverse

Lettering:
PORTUGAL
GUIMARÃES
2012
INCM JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES


Description:
European Capital of Culture 2012, the city of Guimarães in northern Portugal.
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 Union.

Reverse

Engraved by Luc Luycx
Lettering:
2 EURO LL
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
2012 INCM Common
2012 INCM 10,000 Proof Unknown

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