2 Euro Council of the EU

2 Euro (Council of the EU) -  obverse2 Euro (Council of the EU) -  reverse

© V. GLADYSH

Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2007
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 ↑↑
References KM# 772
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Portugal holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Obverse

The inner part of the coin features a cork oak (quercus suber), the arms of Portugal below the lower branches to the left of the trunk, while the country name written over three lines, appears on the right. Inscribed in the form of an arc along the edge of the inner part of the coin below the tree are the artist’s signature (I. Vilar), the year of issue (2007), the mintmark (INCM) and the legend “PRESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA UE”. The outer ring of the coin bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
POR
TV
GAL
2007 INCM PRESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA U.E.

Translation:
Por
tu
gal
2007 INCI Holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Engraver: I. Vilar

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 ribbed with edge lettering: seven castles and five coats of arms

2 Euro (Council of the EU) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

INCM Lisbon, Portugal

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2007 INCM 2,000,000 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 4.75 4.63 98%
2007 INCM 15,000 7.12 3% In Sets only
2007 INCM 10,000 20.92 1.6% Proof

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