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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.
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.
P O R T U G A L
A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the left side of the coin.