Third Republic (1974-date)
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
2 EUR = USD 1.94
|Composition||Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel centre in copper-nickel ring|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
500th Anniversary of the First Contact with Timor
Figure representing a XVI Century Portuguese typical sailing boat (Nau Portuguesa), representing the arrival of the Portuguese navigators to the island, and a local house thatched roof top, including the typical wood sculptures, permanent memories of myths and legends. The one depicted on the coin represents the history of the first inhabitants, who arrived by boat from other parts of the Asian continent and the importance of the horse to travel around the steep mountains which cover most of the island. At the top right, the year ‘1515’ and the name of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’. At the bottom left, the inscription ‘TIMOR’ and the year ‘2015’. At the bottom, the signature of the artist Fernando Fonseca.)
Engraver: Fernando Fonseca
A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.
Lettering: 2 EURO LL
Finely reeded with inscription: seven castles and five coats of arms
© Cyrillius (CC BY)
Series: Portugal's History - 500 years of the arrival of Portuguese navigators to Timor (today East-Timor)
Issued in three formats (Proof in packages; BNC Billiant non-circulated in packages and normal circulating issue)
|2015 INCM||500 000||$ 3.10||$ 3.10||$ 3.10||$ 3.20||98%|
|2015 INCM||3 976||$ 9.69||3%||In sets only|
|2015 INCM||3 039||$ 18||2%||Proof|
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