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2 Euro Human Rights

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Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2008
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.17 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# 784
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

Obverse

The coin shows the Portuguese coat of arms at the top, with the name of the issuing country (‘PORTUGAL’) and the year ‘2008’ just below. The lower half of the coin features a geometric design and the legend ‘60 ANOS DA DECLARAÇÃO UNIVERSAL DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS’, followed by the inscription ‘Esc. J. Duarte INCM’ in very small characters. The outer ring of the coin shows the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
PORTUGAL
2008
60 ANOS DA DECLARAÇÃO UNIVERSAL DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS
Esc. J. Duarte INCM

Translation:
Portugal
2008
60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Engraver: J. Duarte

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 (Human Rights) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2008 INCM 1,035,000 2.69 3.43 3.43 3.80 98%
2008 INCM 15,000 10.30 3% In sets only
2008 INCM 10,000 1.9% Proof

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