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Banco de Portugal puts a collector coin into circulation: ‘Rosa Mota’ within the ‘Ídolos do Desporto’ (‘Sports idols’) series

Banco de Portugal will put a silver-alloy collector coin into circulation from 19 June 2018, with face value of €7.50, called ‘Rosa Mota’

The coins will be distributed to the public through credit institutions and Banco de Portugal's cash offices.

Moeda de coleção – “Rosa Mota” da série “Ídolos do Desporto”

The ‘Rosa Mota’ coin is only legal tender in Portugal and has the following features:


On the obverse: 

  • At the top, a representation of legs racing and the Portuguese coat of arms;
  • At the bottom, the word ‘Portugal’ and the face value.


On the reverse: 

  • On the left, the athlete’s face in profile;
  • On the right, the words ‘Rosa Mota 2018’, the abbreviation ‘INCM’ and the name of the author.


The characteristics of this coin were approved by Executive Order No 68/2018, published in the Official Gazette, Series I – No 48 of 8 March 2018. 

The issue limit was set at 100,000 coins with normal finish.


Banco de Portugal sells commemorative and collector coins to the public exclusively through its cash offices (normal finish only). 

Those interested in obtaining these coins should fill out the form provided giving the name, face value and number of coins desired. 

Banco de Portugal does not reserve coins nor send them by post.