2 euros coins 2017 Portugal – 150 YEARS OF PUBLIC SECURITY – POLICE
UNC 2 euros coin
Diameter – 25.75mm
Thickness – 2.2mm
Weight – 8.5gr
75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 500 000 pieces
On 2 July 1867, King Luís published a law creating the Civil Police Corps in the cities of Lisbon and Porto, making public safety a prerequisite for the existence of an organized society and laying the foundations for the creation of the modern day Public Security Police.
A commemorative circulation coin. created by José de Guimarães, is being minted to mark this date.