Details relating to the Portuguese Commemorative of 2010.
Issue Date: 15.10.2010
Number Minted: 15,000,000
Mint: Imprensa National Casada Moeda S.A. Lissabon.
Mint Mark : INCM.
This coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first Portuguese Republic.
After the murder of a member of parliament on 2rd of October in 1910, there was rioting in the streets of Lisbon and a provisional government established the Portuguese Republic on 10th October 1910.
The motif shows the effigy of the republic on the left of the inner circle, looking right. This effigy is seen as the personification of the republic. Next to her and partially covered by her is the Portuguese coat of arms. Around the edge of the inner circle from twelve to seven o’clock is a rather bold inscription : “REPÚBLICA PORTUGUESA 2010 1910”.
The mint mark “INCM” is between eight and nine o’clock and the name of the designer “JOSE CÂNDIDO” is between nine and ten o’clock.