Details relating to the Portuguese Commemorative of 2009.
Issue Date: 09.06.2009
Number Minted: 1,280,000
Mint: Imprensa National Casada Moeda S.A. Lissabon.
Mint Mark : INCM.
This coin commemorates the Lusophony Games that took place in Lisbon in 2009.
The Lusophony Games is a sporting event that has taken place since 2006 – the participants are Portuguese speaking countries – so Portugal and former Portuguese colonies that have Portuguese as an official language.
The motif of the coin is that of the second games – an gymnast swirling a long ribbon.
At the top of the coin is the Portuguese coat of arms within a semi-circle formed by the country’s name – PORTUGAL.
Around the lower edge of the inner circle is the inscription – “2.os JOGOS DA LUSOFONIA LISBOA”.
This appears between the mint mark “INCM” and the name of the artist “J.AURÉLIO”. The year of issue 2009 is seen in from ten o’clock.