To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, Eurogroup Ministers decided that euro-area Member States would strike a 2-euro commemorative coin using a common design on the national side. The selected design is the outcome of a joint preparation by the European Mints.
Issuing States: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Finland.
The centre of the coin shows the Treaty signed by the six founding Member States on a background evoking the paving, designed by Michelangelo, of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome where the Treaty was signed on 25 March 1957. The translation of the word ‘Europe ’appears above the book. The translation of the words ‘Treaty of Rome 50 years ’is inscribed above the design. The year 2007 and the national name of the issuing country are inscribed under the design. The twelve stars of the European flag are depicted on the outer ring.
TRATADO DE ROMA/50 ANOS/EUROPA/PORTUGAL
The mintmark appears at the right hand side of the design.