Banco de Portugal put a cupronickel-alloy collector coin into circulation from 19 April 2016, with face value of €2.50, entitled ‘Museu do Dinheiro’ (’Money Museum’), commemorating the Museum’s opening on that date.
The ‘Museu do Dinheiro' coin is only legal tender in Portugal and has the following features:
• On the obverse:
- Three stylised circles representing moving coins;
- Around the edge, the Portuguese coat of arms and the words ‘2016’ and ‘Banco de Portugal’.
• On the reverse:
- An image of a coin between two fingers, symbolising the act of exchanging money for products;
- Around the edge, the face value and the words ‘Museu do Dinheiro’.
The characteristics of this coin were approved by Executive Order No 64-B/2016, published in the Official Gazette, Series I - No 63 of 31 march. The issue limit was set at 75,000 coins with normal finish.