Portugal 2€ commemorative coin 2019 - 600 years of the discovery of the Madeira Archipelago, by the Portuguese navigators Bartolomeu Perestrelo and Tristão Vaz

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Feature: 600 years of the discovery of the Madeira Archipelago, by the Portuguese navigators Bartolomeu Perestrelo and Tristão Vaz

Description: The event, known as the first Portuguese territorial discovery, marked a historic milestone in the consolidation of Portugal as a maritime power and gave rise to the Portuguese Age of Discoveries (1418-1522). The design bears the Madeira Archipelago and the island of Porto Santo. In semicircle are the inscriptions ‘600 anos do Descobrimento da Madeira e do Porto Santo’ and ‘PORTUGAL 2019’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 500 000 coins

Issuing date: 2nd half 2019
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