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Collector coin – Barcelos figures

Banco de Portugal will put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation from 15 November 2016, with face value of €2.50, entitled ‘O Figurado de Barcelos’ (Barcelos sculpted figures), within the ‘Portuguese Ethnography’ series.

The coin will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Banco de Portugal's cash offices.

The ‘O Figurado de Barcelos' coin is only legal tender in Portugal and has the following features:

• On the obverse: 
- In the middle, the Portuguese coat of arms, framed by eight Barcelos cockerels, forming a circumference, surrounded by the words ‘Portugal’ and ‘2016’.
• On the reverse: 
- At the bottom, a set of figures entitled bestiário (bestiary), typical of Barcelos;
- Around the upper edge, the words ‘Figurado de Barcelos’ and the face value.

The characteristics of this coin were approved by Executive Order No 64-B/2016, published in the Official Gazette, Series I - No 63 of 31 March. The issue limit was set at 75,000 coins with normal finish.


Banco de Portugal sells commemorative and collector coins to the public exclusively through its cash offices (normal finish only).
Those interested in obtaining these coins should fill out the form provided giving the face value and number of coins desired.
Banco de Portugal does not reserve coins nor send them by post.