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Portugal 2010 Collector Coins
« on: January 02, 2010, 04:00:39 PM »
In addition to the commemorative €2 coin (see here) Portugal will also issue several collector coins (legal tender in the issuing member state only). The Cu-Ni version can be had at face; the others are more expensive.

January 2010
Universal Portugal Collection: "Luís de Camões" (€0.25 Au) Ø 14 mm
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luís_de_Camões

March 2010
Numismatic Treasures: Justo from King João/John II (€5 Cu-Ni, €5 Au) Ø 30 mm
see http://www.reppa.de/lex.asp?ordner=j&link=Justo.htm (short info in German)

April 2010
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (€2.50 Cu-Ni, €2.50 Ag) Ø 28 mm

May 2010
One Coin One Reason - A coin against hunger (€1.50 Cu-Ni, €1.50 Ag) Ø 26.5 mm

June 2010
Architectural Heritage Series: The "Terreiro do Paço" in Lisbon (€2.50 copper-nickel, €2.50 Ag, €2.50 Au) Ø 28 mm
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praça_do_Comércio

September 2010
Bicentenary of the "Linhas de Torres" (€2.50 copper-nickel, €2.50 Ag) Ø 28 mm
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lines_of_Torres_Vedras

November 2010
VIII Ibero-American Series: Historical Coins - The Escudo (€10 Ag) Ø 40 mm

December 2010
Unesco World Heritage: Côa Valley Archaeological Site (€2.50 copper-nickel, €2.50 Ag) Ø 28 mm
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Côa_Valley_Paleolithic_Art

Will try and post a few images later ...

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Re: Portugal 2010 Collector Coins
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 06:00:42 PM »
These two can be had at face (the base metal version, that is):

World Cup 2010 South Africa
max 120,000 Cu-Ni (unc), max 12,500 Ag (proof)

]Linhas de Torres Bicentennial
max 120,000 Cu-Ni (unc), max 5,000 Ag (proof)

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Re: Portugal 2010 Collector Coins
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 06:19:30 PM »
These two will be more expensive. The "Escudo" coin is part of the Ibero-American series issued by nine countries (Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Spain); used to be ten but Paraguay stopped participating after the 2005 issue. The "Justo" coin is from the Numismatic Treasures series that started last year with the Morabitino. Spain has a similar series of historic coins, by the way.

Ibero-American Series: Escudo
max 100,000 Ag (unc), max 12,000 Ag (proof)

Numismatic Treasures: Justo
max 150,000 Cu-Ni (unc), max 2,500 Au (FDC)

Keep in mind that these are just the designs. The actual coins may look a little different. Oh, and they will all be round, no matter what the four image files here suggest. :)

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Portugal 2010 Collector Coins
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 06:25:43 PM »
The FIFA world cup CC is the one that I would definitely like to have :)

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Re: Portugal 2010 Collector Coins
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 06:36:39 PM »
Yes, its design I find interesting too. Usually I do not collect sports coins, but Southern Africa being turned into four legs, that is fun. A little odd though that this, with only minor variations, seems to be the main design element for both sides. Maybe the actual coin will look better, we'll see.

As for all pieces being round, well, I am not sure about the "Justo" coin. The English description says "plain edge", but in Portuguese it's "bordo liso e irregular". Hmm.

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Re: Portugal 2010 Collector Coins
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 12:07:27 AM »
Here are two images of the "Justo". One shows the original coin from the late 15th century; the other one features the newly issued collector coin from the "Numismatic Treasures" series. As mentioned before, the new coin will be available in copper-nickel (mintage 150,000) and in gold (mintage 2,500); diameter of both is 30 mm. The Cu-Ni piece (mintage 150,000) has a weight of 14.0 g while the gold (999) coin weighs 15.55 g (1/2 oz).

An image of the gold version is here: http://www.incm.pt/site/loja?type=produto_detalhe&codigo=101838  Click on the obverse and reverse to view enlarged pictures.

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Re: Portugal 2010 Collector Coins
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 01:19:18 AM »
Here is the latest Portuguese issue. The Terreiro do Paço (oficially the Praça do Comércio is part of the master plan of the Marquis de Pombal (who is on another commemorative) to rebuild Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake and tsunami. The palace was ruined in that double disaster, but Pombal replaced it by a stately square, surrounded by sumptuous galleried building and the impressively wide Tagus, faced by a highly decorated arch and with a pont of gravity in the shape of an equestrian statue of contemporary king José I.

The design follows reality closely, but two lines are a visual trick to give it depth. The reverse recalls the galleries around the square.

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Re: Portugal 2010 Collector Coins
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 04:37:58 AM »
Here is the latest Portuguese issue. The Terreiro do Paço

This is also where king D. Carlos I was killed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_I_of_Portugal#Assassination