2 Euro 500th anniversary of Magellan Circumnavigation

Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2019
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.37 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

500th anniversary of Magellan Circumnavigation

Obverse

The Spanish expedition to the East Indies began in 1519 and ended in 1522, resulting in the
first circumnavigation of the Earth.
The design depicts the effigy of Fernão De Magalhães. At the right side, in semicircle, is the inscription ‘CIRCUM
NAVEGAÇÃO’ (circumnavigation) and underneath the inscription ‘1519 FERNÃO DE MAGALHÃES’. At the left side, in
semicircle, is the year of issuance ‘2019’ and the name of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
2019 • PORTUGAL
CIRCUM NAVEGAÇÃO
1519 FERNÃO•DE•MAGALHÃES

Engraver: Luís Filipe de Abreu

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Finely reeded with inscription: seven castles and five coats of arms

2 Euro (500th anniversary of Magellan Circumnavigation) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2019 INCM 750,000 2.84 3.55 3.55 99%
2019 INCM 10,000 12.19 3% In Sets Only
2019 INCM 10,000 21.92 2.0% Proof

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