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04/06/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/06/2021 04:06

Collector coin – ‘Mactan 1521’ will start circulating on 14 April

The 'Mactan 1521' coin is only legal tender in Portugal and has the following features:

On the obverse:

  • In the middle, the portrait of Ferdinand Magellan;
  • Surrounding the design, the words '2021 Portugal', 'Circum Navegação' and '1519-1522';
  • In the lower left quadrant, the face value.

On the reverse:

  • On the left, a scene from the battle of Mactan, where Ferdinand Magellan was killed;
  • Around the upper edge, the words 'Fernão.de.Magalhães';
  • Around the lower edge, the words 'Mactan 1521', the abbreviation 'INCM' and the name of the author.

The characteristics of this coin were approved by Executive Order No 13/2019, published in the Official Gazette, Series I - No 10 of 15 January 2019.

The issue limit was set at 50,000 coins with normal finish.