Portugal introduced the Euro in 2002 and the first sets were minted that same year. The above details relate to the first series dated 2002 to 2007.
DESIGN | The royal seal of 1144 surrounded by seven castles and five coats of arms which are also the main symbols of the Portuguese flag.
NATIONAL IDENTIFIER | "PORTUGAL", the name of the country.
MINT MARK | "INCM", the symbol of the "Imprensa Nacional – Casa de Moeda", the National Currency – Mint House, which is the official Portuguese mint situated in Lisbon.
ENGRAVER MARK | "VS", initials of Vítor Manuel Fernandes dos Santos, the engraver of the Portuguese 2 Euro coin.
EDGE INSCRIPTION | Symbols representing seven castles and five coats of arms.
|Portuguese flag and the seven castles and five coats of arms|
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