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2 Euro Guimarães

2 Euro (Guimarães) -  obverse2 Euro (Guimarães) -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2012
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# 813
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

European Capital of Culture 2012, the city of Guimarães, Portugal

Obverse

The inner part of the coin depicts a 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.

Lettering:
PORTUGAL
GUIMARÃES
2012
INCM JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES

Engraver: José de Guimarães

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 (Guimarães) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012 INCM 500,000 3.27 3.84 3.84 98%
2012 INCM 10,000 18.80 2% Proof
2012 INCM 10,000 10.74 4% Special Uncirculated

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