• 50 Euro Cent 2008-2019, KM# 765, Portugal
  • 50 Euro Cent 2008-2019, KM# 765, Portugal
Description

On 7 June 2005, the European Council decided that the common side of the €0.10 to €2 coins should be brought up to date to reflect the enlargement of the EU in 2004. The €0.01, €0.02 and €0.05 coins show Europe in relation to the rest of the world, therefore they remained unchanged. In 2007, the new design was introduced. The design still retains all elements of the original designs but the map of the fifteen states is replaced by one showing the whole of Europe as a continent, without borders, to stress unity.

Obverse

Depicts the second royal seal (1142) of the first King of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques (1106–1185), nicknamed "the Conqueror", encircled by castles and coats of arms facing each of the stars of the European Union. On the upper part of the inner circle appears the word "PORTUGAL", and on the lower part the year of issue.

Engraver: Vítor Manuel Fernandes dos Santos

P O R T U G A L
PO RT
VG AL
VS INCM
2 0 1 2

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the left side of the coin.

12 stars are located on the left side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “0” in “50.”

50
LL
EURO
CENT

Edge

50 Euro Cent

2nd map
KM# 765
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Characteristics
Material Nordic Gold
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 24.25 mm
Thickness 2.38 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (INCM)

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1st map

Nordic Gold, 7.8 g, ⌀ 24.25 mm