2 Euro Tokyo Olympic Games

2 Euro (Tokyo Olympic Games) -  obverse2 Euro (Tokyo Olympic Games) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2021
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.08
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel centre in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 274850
Numista type number (https://numista.com)

Commemorative issue

Tokyo Olympic Games

Series: 2020 Olympics, Tokyo

Obverse

Depicts the official logo of the Olympic Committee of Portugal surrounded b the inscription "Portugal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics". Engraver's name on the left and mint name on the right. Around the outer ring the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
PORTUGAL NOS JOGOS OLIMPICOS DE TOQUIO'20 2021
CASA DA MOEDA - F. PROVIDENCIA

Translation: PORTUGAL AT THE TOKYO'20 2021 OLYMPIC GAMES

Engraver: E.Fernandes

Designer: Francisco Providência

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean. 12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Designer: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Finely reeded with inscription: seven castles and five coats of arms

2 Euro (Tokyo Olympic Games) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Lisbon, Portugal

Comments

This coin commemorates the Tokyo olympic games  originally scheduled to take place between 24 July and 9 August 2020, it was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the second time that Tokyo has hosted the Summer Olympic Games, the first being in 1964. It is also the first city in Asia to host the Summer Olympic Games twice, and overall the fourth Olympics to be held in Japan, which also hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 (Nagano).

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2021  500 000 $ 3.12 $ 3.12 $ 3.12 97%
2021  5 000 $ 10 4% In sets only
2021  5 000 $ 39 3% Proof

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