Portugal 2009 2,5€ Belém Tower

POR 2009 - 18

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2,50 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the Tower of Belém (Torre de Belém).


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7,00 €

Data sheet

Year 2009
Face value 2,5 euro
Metal Cu/Ni
Weight 10 g
Diameter 28 mm
Quality Uncirculated
Mintage 150.000
Designer José João de Brito
Serie UNESCO World Heritage

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Belém Tower, also known as the "Tower of St Vincent", is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defence system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.