|The coin was issued to mark the games held for Portuguese-speaking countries and it depicts a gymnast swirling a long ribbon. The Portuguese coat of arms appears at the top together with the name of the issuing country PORTUGAL.
The Lusophony Games is a multinational multi-sport event organized by the ACOLOP, which involves athletes coming from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries. Participating countries are founding members Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau (Chinese SAR), Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe, and associate members Equatorial Guinea, India and Sri Lanka. In addition, Ghana, Flores (an island of Indonesia), Mauritius and Morocco have also expressed the desire to participate in future events.
Issue date: 9 June 2009
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|Five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced