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Commemorative coin

Portuguese Team participating in the Olympic Games — Rio 2016

Official Journal of the European Union

The design depicts a visual composition based on the well-known work of art signed by the author, Mrs Joanna Vasconcelos, the ‘Heart of Viana’, inspired by traditional jewelry from the North of Portugal (around the city of Viana do Castelo). It symbolises the support of the Portuguese people to the national team by the occasion of the Games. At the left and the right, in semi-circle, are the inscriptions ‘JOANA VASCONCELOS’ and ‘EQUIPA OLÍMPICA DE PORTUGAL 2016’, respectively. At the bottom is the mintmark ‘INCM’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2016/C 97/10

Edge lettering

five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced.


Joana Vasconcelos

Volume of issue

Imprensa Nacional e Casa da Moeda ( Lissabon )
Circulation coins 03.05.2016Rolls of 25 coins650.0002,00
Folder BU03.05.201610.0009,84
Folder Proof03.05.201610.00017,47