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Commemorative coin ‘Portugal’s participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ will start circulating on 18 May

The Banco de Portugal will put a commemorative coin into circulation from 18 May 2021, with face value of €2, entitled ‘Portugal’s participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’.

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

The ‘Portugal’s participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics' coin has the following features:

On the common side: 

  • The European design used on euro coins in circulation.

On the national side, filling the centre and surrounded by the twelve stars of the European Union:

  • A stylised representation from the author of the symbol of the National Olympic Committee of Portugal, surrounded by the words ‘Portugal nos Jogos Olímpicos de Tóquio’20 2021’; 
  • On the left, the words ‘Casa da Moeda’ and the name of the author.

The characteristics of this coin were approved by Executive Order No 265/2020, published in the Official Gazette, Series I - No 223 of 16 November 2020.

The issue limit was set at 500,000 coins with normal finish.


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

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