Portugal 2 euros 2009 - 2nd Lusophone Games

Obverse of Portugal 2 euros 2009 - 2nd Lusophone Games
Krause - Mishler KM# 786
Details 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
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced
Comments Legend: 2.os JOGOS DA LUSOFONIA LISBOA - Designer: J. AURÉLIO - Mintmark: First initial and last name signature of the designer
Mintage 1,250,000 pieces

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