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2 Euro Timor

2 Euro (Timor) -  obverse2 Euro (Timor) -  reverse

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Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.23 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# 849
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

500th Anniversary of the First Contact with Timor

Obverse

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.)

Lettering:
1515 PORTUGAL
TIMOR 2015
INCM

Engraver: Fernando Fonseca

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 reeded with inscription: seven castles and five coats of arms

2 Euro (Timor) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

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)

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2015 INCM 500,000 2.72 3.31 3.55 3.55
2015 INCM 10,000 11.17 In sets only
2015 INCM 10,000 Proof

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