The euro (EUR or €) is the common currency for most European nations within the European Union, including Portugal. The euro coins have two different sides; one common, European side showing the value of the coin and one national side featuring a design chosen by the EU member state where the coin was minted. Each member state has one or more designs unique to that country.
For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see Euro coins.
Portuguese euro coins show three different designs for each of the three series of coins. However, they are quite similar in that all contain old royal seals within a circle of seven castles and five coats of arms and the word "Portugal". Also featured in the designs, all done by Vitor Manuel Fernandes dos Santos, are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint.
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|The edge lettering features
the seven castles and five
coats of arms also found
on the national side
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