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2 Euro 600th Anniversary of the discovery of the Madeira archipelago

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

600th Anniversary of the discovery of the Madeira archipelago

Obverse

The event, known as the first Portuguese territorial discovery, marked a historic milestone in
the consolidation of Portugal as a maritime power and gave rise to the Portuguese Age of Discoveries (1418-1522).
The design depicts the Madeira Archipelago and the island of Porto Santo. In semicircle are the inscriptions ‘600 anos do
Descobrimento da Madeira e de Porto Santo’ and ‘PORTUGAL 2019’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
600 anos do Descobrimento da Madeira e de Porto Santo
Portugal 2019
INCM

Engraver: Júlio Pomar

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 (600th Anniversary of the discovery of the Madeira archipelago) -  obverse

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2019 INCM 10,000 13.75 2% In Sets Only
2019 INCM 10,000 22.33 1.7% Proof

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