EURO COMMEMORATIVE COIN – PORTUGAL – 2009
ITEM REF # Jks/EUR-11/02-004
Feature:10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union
Description: The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol.
It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration.
The coin is issued by each euro area country and shows the name of the country as well as the legend ‘EMU 1999-2009’ in the respective language(s).
The design was chosen out of a shortlist of five by members of the public across the European Union voting online.
Coin Minted the then EU States: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg (see both faces of the coin), Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia & Spain.
The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.
Issuing volume: varies from country to country
Issuing date: January 2009
MATERIAL : Outer part: Cu-Ni; Inner part: three layers: Ni-Brass, Ni , Ni-Brass
Diameter (mm): 25.75 Thickness (mm): 2.20 Weight (g): 8.50 Shape: Round