Portugal 2 euros 2011 - Fernao Mendes Pinto

Obverse of Portugal 2 euros 2011 - Fernao Mendes Pinto
Krause - Mishler KM# 804
Details The coin commemorates the 500th anniversary of the birth of Fernao Mendes Pinto, the Portuguese explorer of the Asian seas and countries. His book on discoveries and adventures was published posthumously.

The inner part of the coin depicts a sailing ship on several wave shaped inscriptions referring to Portugal, Lisbon, his book and some of his travel destinations. The inscriptions "Portugal" appears underneath. His name combined with the years 1511 and 2011 appear on top of the inner part. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag

Issue date: 15 September 2011
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
Edge Five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced
Comments Legend: Republica Portuguesa, Fernao Mendes Pinto
Mintage 500,000 pieces

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