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2 Euro Portuguese Red Cross

2 Euro (Portuguese Red Cross) -  obverse 2 Euro (Portuguese Red Cross) -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.36 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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# 850
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of Portuguese Red Cross

Obverse

The design depicts a visual composition based on the well-known cross, symbol of the organisation, replicated several times to represent the expansion of the humanitarian action both in Portugal and abroad. The contour of a hand in the background symbolises the different kinds of help given by the organisation to the people, mostly medical, but also and among others: cooperating, constructing and supporting. At the left side, in semicircle, the inscription ‘CRUZ VERMELHA PORTUGUESA’. At the top, the Coat of Arms and the name of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’ and at the bottom the years ‘1865’ and ‘2015’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
CRUZ VERMELHA PORTUGUESA
∙1865∙2015
PORTUGAL
INCM - A. M.

Translation: 1865 2015 Portuguese Red Cross

Engraver: António Marinho

Reverse

A map, next to the facial 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 reeded with incuse lettering: seven castles and five coats of arms

2 Euro (Portuguese Red Cross)

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2015 INCM 500,000 3.89
2015 INCM 10,000 In sets only
2015 INCM 10,000 Proof

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