Banco de Portugal

09/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/14/2021 05:13

Collector coin – ‘Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis’ will start circulating on 21 September

The 'Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis' coin is only legal tender in Portugal and has the following features:

On the obverse:

  • At the top and on the left, articulating vertebrae of Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis;
  • In the middle, a dinosaur trackway and the silhouette of a dinosaur moving away;
  • At the bottom and on the right, the face value and the Portuguese coat of arms;
  • Around the lower edge, the words 'Portugal 2021'.

On the reverse:

  • Filling the centre, the sauropod dinosaur in its paleoenvironment;
  • Around the left edge, the scientific name of the Dinheirosaurus lourinhanensis species;
  • Around the right edge, the name of the author and the words 'Casa da Moeda'.

The characteristics of this coin were approved by Executive Order No 36/2021, published in the Official Gazette, Series I - No 31 of 15 February 2021.

The issue limit was set at 25,000 coins with normal finish.