• Photo 1 of product 100th Anniversary of Republic Commemorative Coins (Gold/Silver Proof)
    Photo 1 of product 100th Anniversary of Republic Commemorative Coins (Gold/Silver Proof)
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100th Anniversary of Republic Commemorative Coins (Gold/Silver Proof)

2014 marks 100 years since the Republic's first commemorative coin was issued. This historical milestone forms part of the genesis of the INCM and is being celebrated with the issue of the first eccentric bi-metallic coin in the world.
This coin, designed by Nuno Caetano, has a range of unique technical and visual features; a gold disc is set into the rim of a larger silver disc using an innovative minting process. Due to the specific way in which the two discs fit together, the smaller disc protrudes over the perimeter of the larger one, resulting in a non-circular coin.
On the obverse of the silver area is a copy of the face of the coin issued in 1914, the first to bear the face value of 1 escudo; a reproduction of the last commemorative escudo coin (1 gold escudo) is found in the gold area on the obverse, resulting in a single face containing two images.
The reverse bears an image of the old Casa da Moeda where the 1914 coin was minted, along with a detailed view of the entrance of the modern day Casa da Moeda where the 2001 coin was minted; on the right-hand side is its face value of 2.50 Euros. The gold part visible on the reverse bears the legend "1914 - 2014".

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