Portugal Euro Coins

Entry to the euro brought about a brief upturn for Portugal in 1998 as falling interest rates and currency stability triggered economic regeneration in one of Western Europe's poorest countries. However, initial euphoria gave way to growing gloom as Portugal's economic growth slowed and inflationary pressure persisted, triggering stern warnings from Brussels over excessive public spending. In 2001 it was forecast that Portugal would take at least another 20 years to catch up with its European peers. Please take a look at The Portuguese Mint too.

Portuguese euro coins show three different designs for each of the three series of coins, representing the first Portuguese King, D. Afonso Henriques. However, they are quite similar in that all contain old royal mints and seals within a circle of seven castles and five coats of arms and the word "Portugal". Also featured in the designs are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of minting. Designer Vitor Manuel Fernandes dos Santos, who drew his inspiration from historical symbols and the seals of the first King of Portugal, won the Portuguese Euro Design competition. The Portuguese Euro Zone includes the overseas territories of Azores and Madeira.

The Portuguese 2 euro coin edge inscription

Edge
The edge of the Portuguese euro coins
 
Seven castles and five coats of arms also found on the national side, all equally spaced

Mintmarks on Portuguese euro coins

Mintmark Description Location
INCM Imprensa Nacional e Casa da Moeda (National Currency Mint House) Above the shield - 4 o'clock star
VS Stylized initials of the designer Vitor Manuel Fernandes dos Santos Above the shield - 8 o'clock star
Image of Portugal 2 euros coin
Portugal 2 euros - Portuguese Royal Seal - AD 1144

The Royal Seal from 1144 surrounded by seven castles and five shields with a ring of stars representing the dialog between the different European Countries [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2006 1,000,000 pieces € 5.20 Buy
2005 1,000,000 pieces € 6.95 Buy
2004 1,000,000 pieces € 7.15 Buy
2003 5,979,750 pieces € 4.60 Buy
2002 61,930,775 pieces € 5.95 Buy
Image of Portugal 1 euro coin
Portugal 1 euro - Portuguese Royal Seal - AD 1144

The Royal Seal from 1144 surrounded by seven castles and five shields with a ring of stars representing the dialog between the different European Countries [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 15,000,000 pieces € 1.85 Buy
2014 9,000,000 pieces € 1.85 Buy
2011 5,000,000 pieces € 1.90 Buy
2010 20,000,000 pieces € 2.20 Buy
2009 20,000,000 pieces € 1.85 Buy
2008 5,000,000 pieces € 2.40 Buy
2007 4,935,400 pieces € 1.95 Buy
2006 20,000,000 pieces € 2.45 Buy
2005 20,000,000 pieces € 2.05 Buy
2004 20,000,000 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2003 16,206,875 pieces € 2.65 Buy
2002 100,228,135 pieces € 4.29 Buy
Image of Portugal 50 cents coin
Portugal 50 cents - Portuguese Royal Seal - AD 1142

The Royal Seal from 1142 surrounded by seven castles and five shields with a ring of stars representing the dialog between the different European Countries [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 20,000,000 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2010 20,000,000 pieces € 1.35 Buy
2009 20,000,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2008 5,000,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2006 1,000,000 pieces € 1.30 Buy
2005 1,000,000 pieces € 1.50 Buy
2004 1,000,000 pieces € 3.30 Buy
2003 10,353,000 pieces € 1.15 Buy
2002 151,947,133 pieces € 1.25 Buy
Image of Portugal 20 cents coin
Portugal 20 cents - Portuguese Royal Seal - AD 1142

The Royal Seal from 1142 surrounded by seven castles and five shields with a ring of stars representing the dialog between the different European Countries [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 15,000,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2011 10,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2010 5,000,000 pieces € 0.75 Buy
2009 20,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2008 1,000,000 pieces € 1.30 Buy
2006 20,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2005 25,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2004 1,000,000 pieces € 2.42 Buy
2003 9,493,600 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2002 147,411,038 pieces € 1.54 Buy
Image of Portugal 10 cents coin
Portugal 10 cents - Portuguese Royal Seal - AD 1142

The Royal Seal from 1142 surrounded by seven castles and five shields with a ring of stars representing the dialog between the different European Countries [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2009 10,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2008 1,000,000 pieces € 1.30 Buy
2006 1,000,000 pieces € 0.85 Buy
2005 1,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2004 1,000,000 pieces € 1.76 Buy
2003 6,332,000 pieces € 0.65 Buy
2002 220,289,835 pieces € 1.43 Buy
Image of Portugal 5 cents coin
Portugal 5 cents - First Portuguese Royal Seal - AD 1134

The Royal Seal from 1134 surrounded by seven castles and five shields with a ring of stars representing the dialog between the different European Countries [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2012 15,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2011 25,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2010 5,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2009 25,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2008 25,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2007 25,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2006 20,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2005 30,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2004 40,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2003 55,000 pieces - View
2002 234,512,047 pieces € 0.35 Buy
Image of Portugal 2 cents coin
Portugal 2 cents - First Portuguese Royal Seal - AD 1134

The Royal Seal from 1134 surrounded by seven castles and five shields with a ring of stars representing the dialog between the different European Countries [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 20,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2014 20,000,000 pieces - View
2012 35,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2011 30,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2010 10,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2009 45,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2008 35,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2007 10,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2006 1,000,000 pieces € 0.75 Buy
2005 10,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2004 1,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2003 55,000 pieces - View
2002 324,376,590 pieces € 0.30 Buy
Image of Portugal 1 cent coin
Portugal 1 cent - First Portuguese Royal Seal - AD 1134

The Royal Seal from 1134 surrounded by seven castles and five shields with a ring of stars representing the dialog between the different European Countries [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 40,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2014 20,000,000 pieces - View
2012 50,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2011 20,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2010 15,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2009 60,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2008 75,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2007 105,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2006 30,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2005 40,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2004 75,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2003 55,000 pieces - View
2002 278,106,172 pieces € 0.30 Buy