2 Euro Lusophony Games

Features

Country Portugal
Period Third Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2009
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.43 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 786
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

2nd Lusophony Games

Obverse

A gymnast swirling a long ribbon and the Portuguese shield at the top together with the name of the issuing country. At the bottom, the legend ‘2.os JOGOS DA LUSOFONIA LISBOA’ is inscribed between the initials ‘INCM’ on the left and the artist's name ‘J. AURÉLIO’ on the right. The year ‘2009’ appears above the gymnast. The coin's outer ring shows the 12 stars of the European Union on a background of concentric circular lines.

Lettering:
PORTUGAL
2.os JOGOS DA LUSOFONIA LISBOA
2009
INCM
J.AURÉLIO

Translation:
Portugal
2nd Lusophony Games Lisbon
2009
INCM
J.AURÉLIO

Engraver: J. Aurélio

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: 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 ribbed with edge lettering: seven castles and five Coats of Arms

2 Euro (Lusophony Games) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

The coin was issued to mark the games held for Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2009 INCM 1,250,000 2.43 2.43 2.67 4.86 4.25 99%
2009 INCM 15,000 11.23 2% In Sets only
2009 INCM 10,000 20.79 1.5% Proof

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