Collector Coins – ‘Armistice Centenary’ and ‘Granaries of the Northwest of the Peninsula’
Banco de Portugal will put two collector coins into circulation from 7 November 2018, which will only be legal tender in Portugal:
- A cupronickel-alloy coin with the face value of €5, entitled ‘Armistice Centenary’;
- A cupronickel-alloy coin, with face value of €2.50, entitled ‘Granaries of the Northwest of the Peninsula’, within the ‘Portuguese Ethnography’ series.
The coins will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Banco de Portugal's cash offices.
The ‘Armistice Centenary’ coin, with an issue limit set at 60,000 coins with normal finish, has the following features:
On the obverse:
- The Portuguese coat of arms in the upper section;
- The face value in the lower section;
- On the left, the word ‘Portugal’;
- On the right the abbreviation ‘INCM’, the year ‘2018’ and the name of the author.
- At the centre, the image of a poppy, symbol of the Armistice;
- At the top, the word ‘Armistício’;
- At the bottom, the time and date of the ceasefire ‘11.11.11’ ‘1918’.
The ‘Granaries of the Northwest of the Peninsula’ coin, with an issue limit set at 60,000 coins with normal finish, has the following features:
On the obverse:
- On the left, an image depicting a granary;
- On the right, the Portuguese coat of arms;
- Around the lower edge, the words ‘2018-PORTUGAL’ and the face value.
On the reverse:
- At the centre, a set of typical Portuguese granaries;
- Around the upper edge, the word ‘Espigueiros’ sided by two ears of corn, symbolising the purpose of these outbuildings;
- Around the lower edge, the name of the authors, the words ‘Noroeste Peninsular’ and the abbreviation ‘INCM’.
The characteristics of these coins were approved by Executive Order No 68/2018, published in the Official Gazette, Series I – No 48 of 8 March 2018.
Banco de Portugal sells 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 name, face value and number of coins desired.
Banco de Portugal does not reserve coins nor send them by post.