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2 euro PORTUGAL (2009) 2nd Lusophony Games

2 euro 2009 - 2nd Lusophony Games - Portuguese coins
2 euro 2009 - 2nd Lusophony Games - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the centre an emblem of the Games - a figure of a gymnast swirling a ribbon; above the figure year of issue: 2009; above the emblem shield from Portuguese Coat of Arms and inscription: PORTUGAL; along the bottom inner ring: 2.os JOGOS DA LUSOFONIA LISBOA (2nd Lusophony Games Lisbon); at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the centre face value: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
reeded with concave seven castles and five shields from Portuguese Coat of Arms:

edge 2 euro
issue date:
9 VI 2009
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
José Aurélio (signature J. Aurélio along the inner ring after LISBOA on the obverse), Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
mint:
Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda (National Press - The Mint), Lisbon (mint mark INCM along inner ring before 2.os JOGOS on the obverse)
mintage:
2009 1 250 000 + 15 000 in boxed sets
interesting facts:
The Lusophony Games is a sport competition held for Portuguese-speaking countries. The 2nd Games took place in Lisbon on July 11-19, 2009 and finished with the victory of Brasil in the medal count. Athletes from 12 countries took part in the event.

Emblem of the Games.

Emblem of the Lusophony Games
last update: 27 I 2013

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