Portugal 2 Euro 2016 Olympic Games Coloured
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The 2016 Portuguese 2 Euro has the theme of the Olympic Games. The coin has been developed, in cooperation with the Portuguese Olympic Committee, by Joana Vaconcelos. On the coin is an image of an artwork by Joana Vasconcelos called the æindependent heartÆ. Portugal wishes to express the heart of the Portuguese athletes participating in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The independent heart has appeared as an image for thousands of years and came from Africa to Europe (Portugal) where the heart has been made into jewellery. Joana Vasconcelos has made beautiful, large-scale plastic works of art, sometimes with cutlery included! The heart is coloured in red on this coloured coin. In addition the coloured Portuguese logo of the Olympic Games is depicted. On the left side of the coin is the name Joana Vasconcelos in black and on the right side of the coin, in the colours of the Portuguese flag, is the text æEquipa Olimpica de Portugal 2016Æ.