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2 Euro Fernão Mendes Pinto

2 Euro (Fernão Mendes Pinto) -  obverse2 Euro (Fernão Mendes Pinto) -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2011
Value 2 Euro (2 EUR)
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 ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 804
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

500th Birthday of Fernão Mendes Pinto

Obverse

The inner part of the coin commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Fernão Mendes Pinto, a 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” centered 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.

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

Engraver: Isabel Carriço, Fernando Branco

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 (Fernão Mendes Pinto) -  obverse

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2011 INCM 12,500 10.48 5% In Sets only
2011 INCM 7,500 19.25 2.0% Proof

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