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World Coin News – Portugal Issues Iron & Glass, Caretos Commemorative Silver Coins

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. On October 24, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) entered into circulation two collection coins: “The Age of Iron and Glass” and “Caretos de Trás-os-Montes“. The Iron and Glass cupro-nickel coin has a face value of €5 and is part of the ‘Europa‘ series. The Caretos de […]

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Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

The junk and dhow are two ancient ship models that are prominently featured on banknotes in dozens of countries Images of national pride, of rich history and economic strength, of autonomy and cultural heritage have served to round out and embellish banknotes from all ages and corners of the world. The junk and dhow have […]

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World Coins- Portugal Issues New €2.50 Barcelos Figures Collector Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation from 15 November 2016 entitled ‘O Figurado de Barcelos’ (Barcelos sculpted figures), within the ‘Portuguese Ethnography’ series. The coins have a face value of €2.50. The new circulating commemoratives will be distributed to […]

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World Coin News – Portugal Issues €5 Iberian Lynx

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a €5 cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation on 12 October 2016. The ‘Iberian lynx’ commemorative coin is the latest offering within the ‘Endangered species’ series. The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Banco de […]

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Portugal to Issue €5 Queens of Europe: Catherine of Braganza Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation starting 13 September 2016, with a face value of €5, entitled ‘D. Catarina de Bragança’ (Catherine of Brazanga), within the ‘Queens of Europe series’. The coin will be distributed to the public through […]

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Portugal to Issue 50 Years of the April 25 Bridge €2 Commemorative Coin

By Central Bank of Portugal ….. On July 19, the Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) will issue a bimetallic commemorative coin with a face value of €2, entitled ‘50 Anos da Ponte 25 de Abril’ (50 Years of the April 25 Bridge).   The €2 commemorative coin will be distributed to the public […]

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