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2 Euro Oporto Clérigos Tower

2 Euro (Oporto Clérigos Tower) -  obverse2 Euro (Oporto Clérigos Tower) -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.19 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# 848
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

The 250th Anniversary of the Construction of ‘Torre dos Clérigos’

Obverse

The tower is depicted as it can be seen by the people on the street when standing close to it, side by side with the typical Oporto skyline as seen from Douro River south bank. At the top, in semi-circle, the inscription ‘250 ANOS TORRE DOS CLÉRIGOS — 2013’. At the bottom right, the Portuguese coat of arms and underneath the indication of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’. At the left, the mint mark and the name of the artist ‘INCM — HUGO MACIEL’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
250 ANOS TORRE DOS CLÉRIGOS - 2013
INCM HUGO MACIEL
PORTUGAL

Engraver: Hugo Maciel

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 (Oporto Clérigos Tower) -  obverse

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2013 INCM 15,000 10.93 3% BNC
2013 INCM 10,000 16.58 1.8% Proof

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