Portugal 2 euros 2007 - Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council

Obverse of Portugal 2 euros 2007 - Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council
Krause - Mishler KM# 772
Details The cork oak (Quercus Suber) is the most valuable resource of Portuguese forests. The tree forms a thick, rugged and corky bark, which develops considerable thickness and can be harvested every 10 to 12 years as cork.

The coin also features the Portuguese coat of arms, the word ‘POR TU GAL’ written on three lines and the legend ‘2007 PRESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA UE’ inscribed in a semicircle along the bottom.

Issue date: June 1, 2007
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced
Comments Legend: 2007 Presidência do conselho da UE
Designer: I. Vilar
Mintmark: First initial and last name signature of the designer
Mintage 1,250,000 pieces

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